14.11.2018 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

Media Advisory: Global Education Monitoring Report 2019 Launch in Nairobi

Global Education Monitoring 2019, Launch in Nairobi, Kenya on 20 November 2018 (c)UNESCO

The new 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report by UNESCO analyzes education systems in every country around the world for their policies on migrants and refugees. The Report will be launched in Nairobi on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

Nairobi, 15 November 2018 – Themed: “Migration, Displacement and Education, Building bridges, not walls” the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26 % since 2000.

As Lead United Nations Agency of Sustainable Development Goal 4 of “Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education for all”, UNESCO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Kenya and the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, is launching the Report in Nairobi, Kenya, on 20 November 2018.

The event will foresee two panels. The first panel will bring together the Ministers of Education of Kenya and South Sudan, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Windle International in discussions around key issues on the inclusion of refugee children in national education systems. The Assistant Director General of UNESCO for Education will make introductory remarks.

The second panel will tackle policy and practice for upholding the right to education of internal migrants, nomadic pastoralist children and children living in non-formal settlements, in the presence of UNICEF, Care International, National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya and Slum Dwellers International.

A press conference will follow the two panels, from 1:30-2pm.

Available for interviews:

  • Ms. Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director General for Education
  • Ms. Anna Cristina D’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst, GEM Report
  • Amb (Dr) Amina C. Mohamed, CAV, EGH , Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education of Kenya
  • H.E Mr. Teshome Lemma, State Minister of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H.E Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of General Education and Instruction, Republic of South Sudan

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

Time: 8am to 2pm

Media Relations

More information: https://en.unesco.org/gem-report/

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Consult and download the Media Advisory here, & the flyer of the Global Education Monitoring Report Launch 2019

Media Clip:

Global Education Monitoring Report 2019: Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls, 20 November 2018 by Relief Web

Experts say refugees' inclusive education policies key to Africa's progress, 21 November 2018 by Xinhuanet

Integrate refugee pupils, UN asks host countries, 21 November 2018, by the Star

Kenya’s education system is among the most inclusive of refugees, shows study, 21 November 2018 the Daily Nation

UN report highlights Africa counties’ effort to address migration, 21 November 2018 New Business Ethiopia

Kenya marks Int'l Children's Day, pledges to boost children literacy, safety, 21 November 2018 by Global Times

UNESCO report praises Ghana for including refugee children in education system, but… 21 November 2018, Ghana Business News

Photo album

Check the photos of the event on Flickr here

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