International Day of Education

On 24th January, we celebrate the International Day of Education, a day when we recognise the role of education for bringing global peace and sustainable development.

Published on: Jan 24, 2020 | Written by: Kaoru Inoue

The International Commission on the Futures of Education, chaired by H.E. Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, will meet for the first time next week on 28-29 January 2020 to start their work in view of developing a report to be released at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference in late 2021. The deliberations of the Commission will be informed by a broad process of consultation and engagement involving youth, educators, civil society, governments, researchers, business leaders and other stakeholders.

We kindly invite our partners and networks to contribute to the global discussion and debate in 2020 on how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. 

Click here to find out more how you can contribute. 

UNESCO also welcomes organizations and networks to provide inputs to the International Commission on the Futures of Education through:

  • Focus Group Discussions: Focus groups discussions on the futures of education may be organized with a range ofstakeholders. The insights gained through these focus group discussions will be synthesized by UNESCO and presented to the International Commission as input into the development of the global report. Guidelines for the organization of Focus Group Discussions can be downloaded here.
  • Reports to the International Commission: UNESCO invites its partners and organizations to organize seminars or workgroups to examine challenges and opportunities for the futures of education and learning and to submit their reports/analyses to the International Commission on the Futures of Education. These analyses/reports (maximum 10 pages) will be accepted in any of the six UN working languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian), and should be received before 30 June 2020.

Organisations interested in planning consultations or for any other requests, contact Sobhi Tawil ( and his team (

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