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A Leaders Day will be held on Monday 19 September. Summit engagement days will be held on Friday 16 September (Mobilization Day) and Saturday 17 September (Solutions Day) at UN Headquarters. Information NoteConcept Note
The Mobilization Day will be youth-led and youth-organized and will involve the full participation of a wide range of stakeholders. It will serve to convey the collective recommendations of youth on transforming education to decision and policymakers, informed by the Summit Youth Declaration. It will also focus on mobilizing the global public, youth, teachers, civil society and others to support the transformation of education across the world. Ministers and Member State delegations are actively encouraged to participate in these engagements. Further details will be provided in due course.
Masters of ceremony:
Cynthia Nyongesa (Youth leader)
Petr Franc (Youth Leader and TES Advisory Committee Member)
Venue: Conference Room 4 (unless otherwise stated)
The Solutions Day will provide a platform for partners to mobilize support to launch or scale up initiatives connected to the Summit Thematic Action tracks. Coalitions for action or other multi-stakeholder initiatives that will contribute to transforming education will be presented. Member States are encouraged to co-organize sessions and events on 17 September.
A call for proposals to organize events and meetings on 17 September was launched, with a deadline of 18 August.
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FAQs for 17 September
Plenary master of ceremony:
Mr Ilan Enverga, teacher and founder of the Youth for Better pedagogy at the International School for Better Beginnings
Leaders Day will be dedicated to the presentation of National Statements of Commitment by Heads of State and Government in the form of Leaders Roundtables. A limited number of thematic sessions will also be held to place a focus on cross-cutting priorities for transforming education. Leaders Day will also feature the presentation of the Summit Youth Declaration and the Secretary-General’s Vision Statement for Transforming Education.
Attending Heads of State and Government are invited to present a national statement of commitment to transform education not exceeding 4 minutes in duration. Guidance is available in Annex 2 of the Concept Note.
Cultural performance by Ms Angelique Kidjo
Spotlight session 1: Education in Crisis Situations – A Partnership for Transformative Actions for Learners
Concept note | Call to Action
Spotlight session 2: The Global Challenge of Addressing the Learning Crisis
Concept note | Call to Action
Spotlight session 3: Transforming Education to Transform the World: Learning to Live Together Sustainably
Concept note | Call to Action
Spotlight session 4: Digital transformation of education
Concept note | Call to Action
Spotlight session 5 Advancing gender equality and girls’ and women’s empowerment in and through education
Concept note | Call to Action
Spotlight session 6: Financing Education
Concept note | Call to Action


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