UNESCO highlights contributions from the “Education first of all” initiative

September 26, 2015

The Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, participated today in an event within the framework of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development on the global initiative “Education first.”

Bokova highlighted during the high-level event the contributions of that initiative, launched in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General to accelerate progress towards that goal, and said it has helped shape a new vision on the issue.

“This initiative has helped broaden the focus, including a look at access to education, quality, lifelong learning, as well as expanding capacities, teaching and content, to education for sustainable development and to an education for global citizenship ”, explained the senior official.

Irina Bokova underscored the importance of education, which is at the center of the 2030 Agenda as a comprehensive goal, vital to meeting the others.

The Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, and the activist for that cause, Malala Yousafzay, were special guests of the event.

September 26, 2015

The Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, participated today in an event within the framework of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development on the global initiative “Education first.”

Bokova highlighted during the high-level event the contributions of that initiative, launched in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General to accelerate progress towards that goal, and said it has helped shape a new vision on the issue.

“This initiative has helped broaden the focus, including a look at access to education, quality, lifelong learning, as well as expanding capacities, teaching and content, to education for sustainable development and to an education for global citizenship ”, explained the senior official.

Irina Bokova underscored the importance of education, which is at the center of the 2030 Agenda as a comprehensive goal, vital to meeting the others.

The Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, and the activist for that cause, Malala Yousafzay, were special guests of the event.