UNESCO Director-General joins global leaders in key sessions on education at Davos

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova joins leaders in business, government, civil society and international organizations for two key education-focused sessions during the 2010 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

For the first time in the history of the Davos meetings, education will take centre stage during a public session on the morning of 30 January entitled “Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century”. Ms Bokova will take part in a panel with Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Mr John T. Chambers of Cisco, Mr Harold McGraw III of the McGraw-Hill Companies and Mr Trevor Manuel, Minister of National Planning Commission, South Africa. 

Discussions will draw attention to the crucial role education systems play in advancing international development and the need to protect education, improve teaching and learning and increase financing.  

Ms Bokova will also be asked to provide insight on how to encourage innovation and foster partnerships in order to improve education quality, reach the marginalized and make learning affordable and relevant.  

A previous closed roundtable discussion on a similar theme took place on 29 January. 

Contact: Dominique Morisse, d.morisse(at)unesco.org

Related links

World Economic Forum - Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century 

Message of the Director-General

Partnerships for Education web portal



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