Global Education Meeting 2018
UNESCO’s Global Education Meeting reviewed progress towards the global education targets and commitments in the 2030 Agenda. It brought a diverse set of partners to take stock of actions and identify strategic priority areas for the effective achievement of the global Education 2030 Agenda. ILO’s input to the conversations range from strategies to improve the professional status of teachers to skilling, reskilling, lifelong learning and youth employment. The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth was introduced as an implementing platform to connect and assist member state in reaching education and decent work targets within the 2030 Agenda.
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The Global Education Meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium from 3 to 5 December 2018. The Global Meeting was convened by UNESCO in its mandated role as lead agency and coordinator of the Education 2030 Agenda, with the kind support of the Government of Belgium.The 2018 Global Education Meeting (GEM) took stock of progress and challenges to date in the implementation of global Education 2030 targets and commitments, and provided strategic input on education in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). GEM 2018 brought together about 300 participants including 10 countries from each Electoral Group, including the 3 countries representing each region on the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee, as well as SDG4-Education 2030 convening agencies and affiliated organizations, multilateral and bilateral agencies, regional organizations, the teaching profession, civil society organizations, the private sector, foundations, as well as youth and student representatives among others.