Expanding Global Awareness and Commitment to Education for Global Citizenship
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
IVECA co-organized a Panel Session on “Education for Global Citizenship: Empowering our Interconnected World” to expand global awareness of Education for Global Citizenship. Sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Austria, The Republic of Korea, and Tunisia to the United Nations, this side event of the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held at the United Nations Trusteeship Council on July 9, 2019.
Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder of IVECA International Virtual Schooling, served as a panelist at the HLPF event on Sustainable Development discussing the integration of students’ ability to work together towards a shared global perspective and interconnectedness through learning activities supported by Global Citizenship Education. Dr. Jung urges the need to cultivate empowered global citizens because “global issues really cannot be solved by one single country, they have to work together.”
Dr. Jung was joined by fellow panelists including Dr. Jordan Naidoo, Director of Division for Education 2030 Support and Coordination, UNESCO; Dr. Holly Shaw, Associate Professor, Adelphi University, College of Nursing and Public Health, and Chair, UN NGO Committee on Mental Health; Mr. Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact; and Ms. Jadayah Spencer, Executive Director of the International Youth Leadership Institute.
Elucidating that “the idea of Global Citizenship can be seen, not just as something we should aspire to, but as a part of everyone’s life”, Dr. Jordan Naidoo underlined, “Global Citizenship and education for sustainable development go together as being fundamental to delivering quality education.”
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