International Day of Education
The fifth International Day of Education will be celebrated on 24 January, this year under the theme “to invest in people, prioritise education”. This is essential if we want to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as the International Day of Education, a day on which the role of education for peace and development is emphasised. This year it builds on the global momentum generated by the UN Transforming Education Summit, calling for maintaining strong political mobilisation around education and charting the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action.
The Transforming Education Summit was the largest global meeting on education in recent decades, at which 133 countries, including Slovenia, pledged to take action for a more inclusive education that will be resilient to future challenges. The international community has identified the essential challenges in six calls to action that address the most critical areas: fundamental learning, green and digital transition, gender equality, education in crisis and education financing.
The United Nations plans to hold an SDG Summit in New York this September, where progress towards Sustainable Development Goals will be reviewed together with the member states.