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The UN’s Transforming Education Summit aims to help students around the world

POSTED June 28, 2022

The UN’s Transforming Education Summit aims to help students around the world

A Paris pre-event is starting the discussion on how the world can better support education in low-income countries

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World leaders, representing 100 countries, are joining in Paris this week to begin the conversation about how to help education systems in the world’s low-income countries. This comes as data from the World Bank shows low- and middle-income countries are far behind meeting educational targets for the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, conceived to make a better world for everyone by 2030. 

The UNESCO pre-event will highlight issues to be addressed at the UN’s Transforming Education Summit to be held in September by the United Nations. “The Summit [will be] a significant opportunity to spotlight the “silent” and “invisible” education crisis that has been exacerbated by school closures caused by COVID-19,” says Stefania Giannini, head of education at UNESCO.

Event participants at the September Summit will discuss how to recover pandemic-related learning losses, reimagine education systems and revitalize national and global efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is a quality education for all.

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