International Day of Education is a global observance day held on January 24 of every year to raise awareness of the need for education. International Day of Education 2020 theme is “Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace”.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and progress.
International Day of Education 2020: Significance
The 2020 festival will position education and the learning it empowers as mankind’s most prominent renewable resource and reaffirms the role of education as an essential right and a public good. It will praise the numerous ways learning can engage individuals, safeguard the planet, develop shared success and encourage peace.
Education is the most dominant power in our grasp to handle worldwide issues, for example, poverty, wellbeing, and financial development and to manufacture stronger and feasible social orders. It is a human right and an open responsibility. To make the right to education more viable, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution announcing January 24 as the International Day of Education.
Education is an essential human right, an open decent and a civic obligation to ensure information is disseminated to every generation if we are to improve the lives of people and push mankind forward. We have made extraordinary walks in the previous scarcely any years to improve access to education, yet this human need is still distant for some the world over.
To improve the state of education and the scarcity in that department in specific parts of the world, we have to drive awareness which is the reason the UN chose to announce a day to praise this role of education.
This is the best investment that one can make to guarantee a sustainable future and abandon nobody.
Yet at the same time, millions are as yet denied of education every day, in light of social, cultural and economic factors.
As per the official site of UNESCO, 265 million children and youth still don’t go to school and around 617 million kids and teenagers can’t read and do essential maths. Under 40 percent of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and approximately 4,000,000 children and youth, refugees are out of school. Their right to education is being violated, and it is unsatisfactory.
International Day of Education History
On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly with a ton of agreements had passed a resolution announcing January 24 as International Day of Education. The decision came after the world education community meeting in Brussels for the Global Education Meeting where the UN General Assembly raised their voice concerning education for peace and development. The appropriation of “International Day of Education” resolution, co-wrote by Nigeria and 58 other member states, showed the unwavering political will to help transformative activities for comprehensive, evenhanded and quality education for all.
The International Day of Education was broadcasted in December of 2018 by the UN General Assembly. The recognition plans to carry attention to the significance of education for peace and progress. As indicated by UNESCO, more than 260 million children don’t take care of school and more than 600 million kids and adolescents can’t read or do fundamental math. The recognition is praised each year on January 24th.
First International Day of Education In 2019
After declaring the International Day of Education, the United Nations member states perceived the significance of education and learning at all levels. Individuals can get to the learning opportunities and get information and abilities that can show a positive outcome to sustainable development.
In the event of the first International Day of Education, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO stated, “Today marks the first International Day of Education, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly last December. This significant decision recognizes the capital role of education in ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.'”
Ms. Marie Paule Roudil, Director of UNESCO New York Office stated, “Education is not only a key goal on its own in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development but the one goal that gives people the means to realize it. Gaining the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to out sustainable development into practice and craft innovate solutions is crucial for global goals.”.
Education is the main weapon to destroy numerous social issues. It is part of everybody and we should contribute and act together to accomplish the ideal score in education.
As the world denotes the very first International Education Day, UNESCO approaches governments and all partners to make universal quality education a leading priority. Education is a human right. Education is a human right The right to education is revered in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and by announcing the International Day of Education, UN member states perceived the significance of attempting to guarantee comprehensive and evenhanded quality education at all levels.
This is to guarantee that all individuals may approach deep-rooted learning opportunities that help them to secure the knowledge and skills expected to get to chances to take part completely in society and add to sustainable development.
Without comprehensive and evenhanded quality education and long-lasting opportunities for all, nations won’t prevail with regards to accomplishing gender equality and breaking the cycle of destitution that is leaving a great many kids, youth, and grown-ups behind.
At the point when it embraced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, the international community perceived that education is fundamental for the accomplishment of every one of the 17 of its goals. Sustainable Development Goal 4, specifically, intends to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
The approval of the resolution ‘International Day of Education’, co-created by Nigeria and 58 other member states, exhibited the unwavering political will to help transformative activities for comprehensive, equitable and quality education for all.
International Day of Education 2020: Theme
It is set apart with a theme that concentrates on the pressing problems of that year. International Day of Education 2020 will be celebrated internationally around the theme of “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”, including two key celebrations @UNESCO HQ in Paris and UN HQ in New York.
The UN expresses that the theme “highlights the integrated nature of education, its humanistic aims, as well as its centrality to our collective development ambitions. It also gives stakeholders and partners the flexibility to tailor the celebration for diverse audiences, a variety of contexts and priority themes”.
Discussing International Day of Education, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated, “We must do far more to advance Sustainable Development Goal 4, to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Educational or training institutions the world over need to take a gander at embracing this day as an approach to connect the local community and improve enlistment rates. This could be through sponsorships or bursaries to enable underprivileged youth to get chances to learn important abilities and enter the workforce.