Leonardo Garnier, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General Video message on the occasion of the International Day of Education 2023
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A message from Leonardo Garnier, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Transforming Education Summit, on the occasion of the International Day of Education
On this important day, we are painfully reminded that education confronts a dramatic triple crisis: a crisis of equity and inclusion, as millions are out of school; a crisis of quality, as many of those who are in school are not even learning the basics; and a crisis of relevance, as many educational systems are not equipping the new generations with the values, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive in today's complex world. This was the context in which the UN Secretary General convened the Transforming Education Summit. In seven short months, the Summit managed to bring education back to the top of the political debate. It also helped mobilize commitments for transformative action from governments, development partners, civil society, multilateral agencies, young people and many more.