The Asia-Pacific Regional Online Consultation on the 2020 Global Education Meeting (GEM) Declaration will specifically discuss and collect regional inputs on the draft outcome document “2030 GEM Declaration”. This document covers the urgent educational themes in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery, to be fed into the upcoming Extraordinary session of the Global Education Meeting (2020 GEM).
The 2020 GEM will provide a significant platform for all Member States, partners and key stakeholders to protect and rethink education in the current and post-COVID-19 world and agree on global priority actions for educational recovery and progress in the Decade of Action for Sustainable Development. Furthermore, the 2020 GEM Declaration is expected to send a strong signal to underscore the political will and commitment of high-level decision-makers and prominent personalities to put education at the heart of recovery to prevent “a generational catastrophe” in the field of education and beyond.
When: 23 September 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (GMT+7/Bangkok time)
Who: Approximately 100 key stakeholders will be invited from relevant organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Invited guests will include government officials, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations in Asia and the Pacific who are responsible for SDG 4 planning, monitoring and statistics. In particular, DG and technical level officials, including Education Management and Information Systems (EMIS), officials of the ministry of education (MoE) and national SDG 4 coordinators.
Organizers: The meeting is organized by the Asia-Pacific Regional Thematic Working Group on Education 2030+ (AP-RTWG Education 2030+) chaired by UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia.
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Note: This meeting is not open to the public. Attendance is by invitation only.
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