International Day of Education

International Day of Education

International Day of Education

Date posted: January 24, 2019

Today is the UN’s first International Day of Education. It’s a time to celebrate the role of education in peace and development.

This day is the occasion to reaffirm fundamental principles. Firstly, education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. Secondly, education is the most powerful force in our hands to ensure significant improvements in health, to stimulate economic growth, to unlock the potential and innovation we need to build more resilient and sustainable societies. Lastly, we urgently need to call for collective action for education at global level.

— Audrey Azoulay, Director General, Message on the occasion of the International Day of Education

The following infographic describes some of the current global education challenges.

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