Leave no child behind: Launch of the global report on boys’ disengagement from education

Leave no child behind: Launch of the global report on boys’ disengagement from education


Date and Time: 
7 April 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (GMT+2)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Event Type: Cat III - Non-Governmental Conference

Where: Online from Paris


The webinar organized in partnership with Promundo and The Commonwealth Secretariat will support the launch of Leave no child behind: The global report on boys’ disengagement from education. The report is groundbreaking in its scope and shows that, in many countries, boys are at greater risk than girls of repeating grades, failing to complete different education levels, and having poorer learning outcomes. No less than 132 million boys are currently out of school. 

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from different stakeholders in two panel discussions. The first will cover challenges faced by boys in regional and selected country contexts. The second will focus on policy responses and good practices to re-engage boys in education.

While improving educational opportunities for girls globally continues to be of paramount importance, the achievement of both Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all) and SDG 5 (gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls) requires gender-transformative action, including targeted action for boys who lag behind. Addressing boys’ disengagement from and disadvantage in education not only benefits boys’ learning, employment opportunities, income and well-being, it is also highly beneficial for achieving gender equality and desirable economic, social and health outcomes.