Plenary

Equity in Education: Delivering on SDG4

8 October

138 of 800 seats reserved

09:50 am - 10:30 am
Session description

Education is defined as the golden thread that runs through all 17 SDGs because access to quality education is not only a goal on itself, but a fundamental building block to creating a better, more sustainable world. According to UNESCO data, if all adults completed secondary education, 420 million people could be lifted from poverty, reducing the number of poor people by more than half globally. Yet, if current trends continue, 800 million young people will be leaving school in 2030, without even a basic education. As such, teachers hold the key to fuelling sustainable growth, building social cohesion and stability, and promoting tolerance and equality.
Keywords: SDG4

Speakers
Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi
United Arab Emirates Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education
H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi
United Arab Emirates Chairman of the Department of Education and Knowledge, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council
Julia Gillard
Australia Former Prime Minister, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education
Moderators
Vikas Pota
United Kingdom Chief Executive, Varkey Foundation