Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on Access to Education in Emergency, Post-crisis and Transition situations-caused by Man-made Conflicts or Natural Disasters

Trusteeship Council Chamber
UN Headquarters, New York
18 March 2009

Thematic Dialogue on Access to Education in Emergency

OPENING SESSION:
10:00 -10:30 AM
Introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the United Nations General Assembly
Statement by Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Keynote speech by H.H. Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, UNESCO Special Envoy on basic and higher education

PANEL I: EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES – WHY WE NEED TO ACT NOW
10.30 AM– 1:00 PM
Introductory Video

LUNCH BREAK
1:00 - 2:45 PM

 PANEL II: HOW TO MAKE EDUCATION WORK-- INVESTING IN LEARNERS, INVESTING IN SUCCESS
3:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Moderator: Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF

  • Mr. Nicholas Burnett, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO.
    Presentation [PDF]

  • Ms. Leslie Wilson, Country Director Afghanistan (former country Director- Bangladesh), Save the Children

  • Ms. Brenda Haiplik, Representative of INEE (Inter – agency Network on Education in Emergency)

  • Mr. Maiwand Rahyaba, youth representative from Afghanistan
    Presentation [PDF]

  • Q & A

PANEL III: SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY: WAYS TO MOVE FORWARD
4:30- 5:45 PM

CLOSING SESSION
5.45 – 6.00PM

Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the United Nations General Assembly