Transforming Education Summit 2022 Q&A

The Transforming Education Summit is a key initiative of Our Common Agenda launched by UN Secretary-General (SG), Antonio Guterres, in September 2021. Bringing together global, national and local education stakeholders and actors, it offers an opportunity for inclusive, networked and effective global dialogue on the types of coordinated actions needed to reverse the slide on progress towards SDG4, to ensure that lessons are learned from pandemic responses for resilience, social prosperity and environmental sustainability in the post-COVID world, and to think big on how we imagine education systems of the future.

Taking place during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, the Summit is an SG-convened event with a view to elevating education to the top of the global political agenda and to maximizing public awareness and engagement. It expects to fully mobilize the support of all UN Member States, development partners, civil society and youth organizations, and all other partners and stakeholders in education and beyond.

To do this, the Summit is being prepared and advanced across three intersecting and reinforcing work streams.

  • National consultations for developing a shared vision, commitment, and alignment of action across constituencies to transform education between now and 2030.
  • Thematic Action Tracks which place a spotlight on five areas that require greater attention and action and that can accelerate progress on education as part of the 2030 Agenda and transform education, notably:
    1. Inclusive, equitable, safe, and healthy schools
    2. Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession
    3. Learning and skills for life, work, and sustainable development
    4. Digital learning and transformation
    5. Financing of education
  • Public engagement and mobilization to democratize dialogue around education and to grow a global movement for education transformation building on a range of existing efforts.