The Future of Education Is Here for Those Left Furthest Behind
At the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly under the inspiring theme “The Future of Education is Here for Those Left Furthest Behind,” leaders, advocates, celebrities and champions for education in emergencies and protracted crises came together to re-imagine education for those left furthest behind.
Across the globe, 75 million children and youth living in countries affected by war and climate disasters have limited access to the hope, opportunity and protection of a quality education. The COVID-19 global pandemic has only made the situation worse. The number of out-of-school children in conflicts and forced displacement is now rapidly escalating, and the future of an entire generation is at risk.
The event was moderated by Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait and co-hosted by Canada, Colombia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America together with Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Please click on the video link below to view some of the insightful words shared by the eminent speakers at ECW’s #UNGA75 global event.