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Transforming Education: Learning to build a better…

Transforming Education: Learning to build a better future for all (SDG Action Weekend, Acceleration Day, High Impact Initiatives)
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The session will bring together Member States to launch the Transforming Education coalition as a new vehicle for TES acceleration. In addition, the session will bolster the foundation for upcoming conversations on increasing, more equitable and more efficient education financing while providing greater visibility for youth, teacher, and civil society movements.
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Leading & Collaborating Agencies:

  • Special Adviser to the Secretary-General
  • UN EOSG
  • UNESCO
  • UNICEF
  • Other education partners

Two crises in education –one of equity and one of relevance –compounded by a lack of adequate financing are having dramatic consequences for learners worldwide.  

Against this backdrop, the Transforming Education Summit (TES) was convened in 2022. This Transforming Education initiative serves as a follow-up to the TES, strengthening momentum from the commitments and calls to action launched there and demonstrating that such a transformation is feasible at scale. 

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To maximize the SDG Summit's impact, the Secretary General is convening an SDG Action Weekend, which will generate opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities, and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.

The SDG Action Weekend will consist of the SDG Mobilization Day on Saturday, 16 September, and the SDG Acceleration Day on Sunday, 17 September at UNHQ in New York.

  • The SDG Mobilization Day (16 September) will create an opportunity for stakeholders from all sectors to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and mobilize towards an ambitious SDG Summit and UN General Assembly High-Level Week.
  • The SDG Acceleration Day (17 September 2023) will propel stakeholders from ambition to action by highlighting how the High Impact Initiatives, multigenerational campaigns such as Generation Equality, and cross-SDG impact catalysers such as SDG Digital can accelerate collective achievement.

The SDG Summit on 18-19 September will mark the mid point of the SDGs. It must secure the breakthroughs and momentum needed to change course and achieve the SDGs by 2030. To maximize the Summit's impact, the Secretary General is convening an SDG Action Weekend, which will generate opportunities for stakeholders, UN entities, and Member States to convene inside the United Nations Headquarters and set out specific commitments and contributions to drive SDG transformation between now and 2030.