03.10.2011 - Education Sector

Live webcast of Forum on Gender Equality in education

IIEP will host on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October a High Level Policy Forum on “Gender equality in education: Looking beyond parity” in Paris.

The Forum - just ahead of World Teachers’ Day, celebrated yearly on 5 October - will focus on gender inequality in classroom achievement and on women’s leadership role in education.

The Forum will be opened by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova; Cheryl Gregory Faye, Head of the Secretariat of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI); and Khalil Mahshi, Director of IIEP. About 100 experts, ministers and education ministry representatives, gender and education experts, alongside representatives of non-governmental organizations and donors.

A live webcast will be provided from 9:30 am

English stream: mms://stream.unesco.org/live/iiep_en.wmv

French stream: mms://stream.unesco.org/live/iiep_fr.wmv

See the detailed programme

The outcome of debates and proposals developed during the Forum will be presented at Headquarters on 5 October, on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day


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