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Global Education Coalition (UNESCO)
25/09/2020 - 10-11:30 am (GMT-4)

The Global Education Coalition in action

The official theme of the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level General Debate stresses the unprecedented changes we are currently facing: "The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism" confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.


The Global Education Coalition (GEC) showcases how collective commitment and multilateralism can offer an innovative framework for intervention generating new ways to leverage expertise and resources not usually available. Taking stock of lessons learned since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the side event focuses on the priority actions to recover and transform education systems and the way the GEC can contribute to the ongoing crisis.


More information about the UNGA side event and Zoom-link

VVOB is a member of the Global Education Coalition

“Crises tend to hit those who were already struggling the very hardest, and we’ve seen that this pandemic is no different”, said Tom Vandenbosch, programme director of VVOB. “We cannot allow this: not while we are in the middle of this crisis, and not while we are dealing with its aftermath.”


“That is why we fully support the Global Education Coalition’s mission to make sure children’s learning continues, no matter their circumstances. As for our specific contribution, VVOB will double down on what we do best: work hand in hand with ministries of education to unlock teachers’ and school leaders’ potential through quality professional development and training. We will empower them to face the current crisis as well as the scars it will leave on education systems once it is over.”


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