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The Future of Education is Here For Those Furthest Left Behind

Education Cannot Wait, together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States Government, the United Kingdom, the Government of Norway, will convene a virtual meeting of global leaders, education experts and young people to take place during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

75 million children and youth living in countries affected by war and climate disasters face a pandemic upon a crisis. The number of out-of-school children in conflicts and forced displacement is now rapidly escalating. The future of an entire generation is at risk. Never has the need for action been more urgent.

Yet, we have a generational opportunity to seize on recent innovations and prioritize those at greatest risk of being left behind – children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises, forcibly displaced young people, adolescent girls and those with disabilities. We have an opportunity to think creatively about teaching and learning, whatever crisis or disruption we may face. It is not a choice – it is a necessity that we build back better.

This event will challenge participants to reimagine education for those left furthest behind, shifting the narrative from one of crisis to one of opportunity. It will provide a platform for leaders to bring forward commitments that bring this shared ambition to life. It will amplify the voices of young people to guide us on a path to deliver a better future for conflict and crisis-affected children and youth.

We warmly invite you to register and be part of this timely conversation.


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The Future of Education is Here For Those Furthest Left Behind

Date and time
Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:00 AM EDT
  • Conference
Issue Area(s)
  • Adolescents/Youths
  • Education
  • Humanitarian and Fragile Settings
  • Online Event