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#DrawDisability Art Book Published

To mark the successful end of the #DrawDisability Campaign, a yearlong global campaign on inclusive education, GEFI together with Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and GEFI Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG) has published the #DrawDisability Art Book.

Following the launch of the campaign on 3 December 2014, GEFI has organized three exhibitions of selected drawings at international events including... Read more 

2nd Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED Kicks Off

The 2nd Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) kicked off on 12 July 2016 in Busan, Republic of Korea. Organized by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (UNSG-GEFI), in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (UNESCO-APCEIU), the workshop will enable 45 youth leaders and activists from 38 countries to gain... Read more

Can Education Prevent Violent Extremism?

On the 2nd of June 2016, the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) organized a Roundtable Debate on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education at the United Nations in New York.  The event, which was supported by the Permanent Mission of Andorra, Tunisia and the Republic of Korea, brought together policy-maker, researchers, practitioners and activists to debate the role of education in the prevention of violent extremism. During the debate, 6 panelists underscored the importance of turning policies and strategies into action on the ground... Read more

Advocacy Workshop on Global Citizenship Education for youth leaders from Eastern Europe

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (UNSG GEFI), in partnership with Y-PEER Moldova, UNFPA Moldova and Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Moldova, organized an advocacy workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in Chisinau, Moldova, from 3 to 6 May 2016... Read more

#WhatIsSDG4 Campaign

2016 marks the first year of action for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which comprises of 17 Goals (SDGs) including a Goal (SDG4) to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals by UN Member States in September 2015, governments and the international education community stand ready to fulfil their promises. Read more

Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (UNSG GEFI) will organize a Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from 11 to 16th of July 2016 in Busan, Republic of Korea. Organized in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea, the workshop aims to build the capacity of dynamic youth leaders from all over the world to advocate for global citizenship education. Read more.. 

GEFI’s Youth Advocacy Group elects new chairperson, welcomes new member

The Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) congratulates Rolando Jr Villamero on being elected as the new chairperson of the GEFI’s Youth Advocacy Group. Rolando Jr joined YAG in 2012 when the group was founded, and has officially started his term as a chairperson in January 2016. GEFI joins the YAG in thanking Jamira Burley and Sumaya Saluja, for their dedicated co-leadership of the group in 2015. Read more

Digital Report Released to Mark 5-year Mandate of GEFI

A digital report to highlight the major achievements of GEFI and its partners has been released to mark the 5-year mandate of the Secretary-General’s global initiative on education. The timeline of the report covers the key events to realize the Secretary-General’s vision to put Education First on the global agenda since its launch in 2012. Read more 

Click here to view the Digital Report

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