Past event: July 18 6-8pm|
United Nations HQ - Ex-Press Bar
The 2nd Celebration on an Intl. Day of Education for Global Citizenship - Closed for the Public (1)
For the second consecutive year, this celebration will mark the anniversary and highlight the essential role of Education for Global Citizenship by reaffirming the collective commitment to establishing an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship at the United Nations.
Time & Location
Past event: July 18 6-8pm
United Nations HQ - Ex-Press Bar, New York, NY 10017, USA (Entrance: 46th St & 1st Ave)
About the Event
On July 18, 2014, global citizenship was added to the language of SDG 4.7. For the second consecutive year, this celebration will mark the anniversary and highlight the essential role of Education for Global Citizenship by reaffirming the collective commitment to establishing an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship at the United Nations.
The world is increasingly interconnected and interdependent and yet faces continuing threats to peace, human rights, justice, equity, and environmental sustainability. Migration and forced displacement across the globe, including Africa, Latin America and the Arab League, have become major challenges in security and sustainable development within and among countries. During the African Dialogue at the United Nations (May 21-23, 2019), Secretary General António Guterres stressed durable solutions by both local leadership and global cooperation, along with long-term approaches—inclusive education and life-long learning—for conflict prevention, poverty reduction, acceptance of diversity, and solidarity among nations and their peoples.
For achieving peace and sustainable development, education is required to “transform the ways people think and act.” Education for Global Citizenship (EGC) emphasizes “giving people the understanding, skills and values they need to cooperate in resolving the interconnected challenges of the 21st Century”, as elucidated in the vision of the Global Education First Initiative launched in 2012. UNESCO’s Global Education Meeting 2018, entitled “Education in an Interconnected World: Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Development”, underlines the role of global citizenship education in cultivating the mindset of individuals with a sense of promoting respect for diversity, solidarity and sharing a sense of humanity.
The enactment of an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship will create a strong platform for this very purpose so that we the citizens of the world will share the progress made each year. It would include advancing the ways to integrate global citizenship throughout all learning and education systems: from local communities to the international system. Global citizens identify themselves as responsible members of the world and act together for shared values with compassion and respect for all. This International Day will empower all to advance various SDG initiatives and cultivate partnerships among diverse actors of society - NGOs, the media,, public and private sectors - for protecting nature and the climate phenomena; and for creating a more just, equal and peaceful society.
This event will celebrate An International Day of Education for Global Citizenship as a day to spotlight SDG 4 Quality Education, in particular, SDG 4.7: “the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.”
- Permanent Missions of Austria, the Republic of Korea, and Tunisia to the United Nations
- The NGO Steering Committee for an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship (IDEGC)
- IVECA International Virtual Schooling
- UNESCO - Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU)
- UN Academic Impact / Department of Global Communications (UNDGC)
- Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CoNGO)
- Coalition for Global Citizenship 2030 (CGC2030)
- World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
- NGO Committee on Mental Health, NGO Major Group
Speakers & Keynotes
- H.E. Ambassador Philipp Charwath, Deputy Permanent Representative, The Mission of Austria to the United Nations
- H.E. Mr. Sami Bougacha, Ambassador chargé d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations
- Ms. Marie Paule Roudil, Director of UNESCO Liaison Office New York and UNESCO Representative to the United Nations
- Dr. Hyun Mook Lim, Director, UNESCO-Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU)
- Dr. Scott Carlin & Dr. Eunhee Jung, Co-Chairs, The NGO Steering Committee for an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship (IDEGC Steering Committee)