January 24th marks the inaugural celebration of the International Day of Education.
January 24th marks the inaugural celebration of the International Day of Education. The United Nations will observe the International Day of Education for the first time to emphasize the action required to achieve the global education goals and targets in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The celebration will raise awareness on the key role of quality and relevant education for peace and development worldwide, including its contribution to poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and building peaceful and resilient societies.
The event will bring together the voices of governments, the UN system, private sector, civil society, faith-based organizations, teachers, academia and youth, united in their call to make education a leading global priority.