The United Nations Secretary-General is convening the Transforming Education Summit during the 77th UN General Assembly. The summit will be held on Monday 19 September 2022 in New York. The Summit seeks to mobilize political ambition, action, solutions and solidarity to transform education: to take stock of efforts to recover pandemic-related learning losses; to reimagine education systems for the world of today and tomorrow; and to revitalize national and global efforts to achieve SDG-4.
A Pre-Summit was held in Paris from 28-30 June, including a Day of Engagement, Side Events and a Youth Summit. The overall objective of the Pre-Summit is to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, elaborate initial content for the Summit, and generate greater momentum in the lead up to September. The main outcome will be greater momentum in advance of the September Summit and a shared understanding as to the key elements of transforming education to inform the Secretary-General’s Summit Summary and Call to Action. See the detailed programme
We are sharing with you the Urgent Call for Action by the SDG4-Education 2030 High-Level Steering Committee on the occasion of the Transforming Education Summit issued by the SDG4 High Level Steering Committee (HLSC) as part of the Transforming Education Pre-Summit process .
Work Streams and Action Tracks
The Transforming Education Summit preparatory process will be advanced across three intersecting and reinforcing workstreams: National Consultations ,Thematic Action Tracks and Public engagement and mobilization. The objective of the Thematic Action Tracks work stream is to place a spotlight on a small number of areas that require greater attention and action and that can accelerate progress on education and the 2030 Agenda and transform education. Action tracks will identify evidence-based examples of successful policy interventions and mobilize new commitments to action, building on and strengthening existing initiatives, partnerships and coalitions, including those that emerged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action tracks are:
- Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools
- Learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development
- Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession
- Digital learning and transformation
- Financing of education
You can find the discussion papers of all Action Tracks HERE. A global consultation on each Action Track took place in May.
National Consultations are ongoing in all regions, supported by the UN Resident Coordinators. A Transforming Education Summit Mobilization Hub has been set by the Summit Secretariat. It is integrated by an initial core group of 15 members coordinated and convened by the UN Foundation. The Hub is aimed at:
- Create an advocacy and campaigning space for partners
- Discuss what is ongoing and what is planned
- Align efforts for the Education movement
- Core cell of partners to help build a global movement
FAQ: Find them HERE