Transforming Education Pre-Summit
Register by 21 June to attend
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The Transforming Education Pre‐Summit will be organized in Paris on 28‐30 June 2022. A Global Engagement Day on 28 June will include technical meetings on Thematic Action Tracks and engagements with key stakeholders. The High‐level segment consisting of Ministerial and Stakeholder engagement will take place from 29‐30 June 2022.
The overall objective of the Pre‐Summit is to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, elaborate initial content and establish a shared vision and suggested actions for the Summit, and generate greater momentum in the lead up to September. More specifically, the Pre‐Summit aims to provide an inclusive and open forum for:
- Countries having advanced their national consultations to present preliminary outcomes of their consultations and share key elements of their commitment to transform education to inspire other countries to come forward with bold commitments and actions at the Summit in September.
- Each Thematic Action Track to present spotlight initiatives emerging from the initial discussion papers and explore potential coalitions and partnerships to bring these to scale, in the lead up to the Pre‐Summit.
- Creating momentum and serving as a key milestone towards a global movement for education, showcasing countries and education leaders, offering a platform for children, young people, students, parents, and teachers to share their vision and make their voices heard, and allowing stakeholders to come together and join forces to transform education.
See the different ways to engage with the Pre-Summit on the Transforming Education Knowledge Hub.
Questions and Answers
For in-person participation, you are required to register in advance. The deadline for registration is 21 June 2022.
Should your Minister be interested in making a contribution to the Ministerial Roundtables, you are requested to register by Thursday, 23 June. Please note that speaking priority will be given to participating Ministers from States that will have had undertaken national consultations on Transforming Education before the Pre-Summit.
Plenary Sessions (Room I)
Parallel Sessions (Room I, II and XI)
Seating areas reserved for Member State delegations and those for other categories of participants will be clearly marked.
Each Member State delegation who had checked-in on 27 July, will have maximum four seats assigned.
Other participants will have maximum three seats.
Additional seats are available for Member State delegates and participants in Room IV, where plenary discussions will be webcasted.
Please note that seat allocations are subject to adjustments. Participants are kindly requested not to leave any personal effects and/or documentation behind in the Conference Rooms.
The Pre-Summit is open to all. Its discussions can be followed through the live streaming. Please note, however, that virtual participation with interactions with other participants cannot be arranged for all sessions. Details will be communicated in each session note.
The Secretariat issued letters for visa purposes until 17 June. Please note that the Secretariat will not be able to respond to any new requests that may be received after 20 June.
In principle, your participation is at your own cost. The TES Secretariat, however, provides funding support for participation of representatives from the Least Developed Countries (one person per delegation), young people and some non-governmental organizations, upon request and review.
For online registration, you will receive an email to notify you of the completion of registration. In case you do not receive a confirmation, please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The side events will be held in open spaces in the “Village’ in multiple forms, including ‘Ted Talks, short presentations, and public engagement workshops.
All events in the Village are open to all participants on a ‘first-come, first served’ basis. No registration is required for side-events in the “Village” throughout the three days of the Pre-Summit.
The timing, venue and details of the side meetings and events will be posted on this website.
All participants will be required to check in at the Registration Desk set up at the back entrance of UNESCO. Address: 125 avenue de Suffren, 75007. Please also see.
You will need to present your official ID card or passport, as well as the registration QR Code displayed on your PC or mobile, or printed on paper. The QR code will be on a confirmation email that you will receive.
The registration desk will be open on the 27 June afternoon (14:00-17:00), on 28 June (8:30-9:45), 29 June (7:30-10:15) and 30 June (7:30-10:00).
A security check will be mandatory when entering the venue. This will apply to all participants, including VIPs.
Please note that there is no airport/station pick-up or transportation services arranged for the participants of the Pre-Summit. Please checkfor airport/train station transfers.
Yes, Wi-Fi will be available.
There will be an attended cloakroom located next to Room I for the duration of the event (TEL.: 01 45 68 51 20). However, we would advise you not to bring your luggage to the Pre-Summit, if possible.
Please inform the TES Secretariat if you will need any special assistance during the event via: email@example.com. First aid points will be in place at the venue during the Pre-Summit.
During the Pre-Summit, it is strongly recommended that all participants wear masks on UNESCO’s premises, except in catering areas. Furthermore, the following precautionary measures should to be respected :
- Keep a distance, take the stairs rather than a full elevator, be careful on public transport
- Greet without contact, cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a handkerchief
- Use the hydroalcoholic gel or wash your hands regularly
As soon as you have signs of a possible COVID-19 infection or if you think you might be positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself, do a test and inform the UNESCO medical service (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Contact:+ 33 1 45 68 08 67). Self-tests can be purchased at pharmacies. UNESCO’s medical service is found at the end of the yellow corridor of the second floor of the Fontenoy (9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m).
During the Plenary sessions in Room I, interpretation in the six United Nations official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) will be available. Meetings organized in other rooms will have interpretation in English and French; or in English, French and Spanish.