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Transforming Education Summit
United Nations, New York, 2022


28-30 June




Objective: The overall objective 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.


Outcome: 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.


Pre-Summit details

19 September (TBC)
New York, United Nations




The United Nations Secretary-General is convening the Transforming Education Summit (TES) during the 77th UN General Assembly.


Objective: 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.


Summit details

The Transforming Education Summit will seek to renew our collective commitment to education and lifelong learning as a pre-eminent public good.”

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SDG-4: Quality Education

One of the targets for SDG goal 4 is to eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations. Target date: by 2030.

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