Transforming Education Summit 2022

The United Nations Secretary-General is convening the Transforming Education Summit during the 77th UN General Assembly.  The summit will be held on Monday 19 September 2022 in New York.
The Summit seeks to mobilize political ambition, action, solutions and solidarity to transform education: to take stock of efforts to recover pandemic-related learning losses; to reimagine education systems for the world of today and tomorrow; and to revitalize national and global efforts to achieve SDG-4.
Key documents and information on the Summit can be found HERE, including: Advisory Committee Members, Concept Note, Member State engagement plan, Work Streams and key roles.
A  Pre-Summit will be held in Paris from 28-30 June, including a Day of Engagement, Side Events and a Youth Summit.
The overall objective of the Pre-Summit is to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, elaborate initial content for the Summit, and generate greater momentum in the lead up to September.
The main outcome will be greater momentum in advance of the September Summit and a shared understanding as to the key elements of transforming education to inform the Secretary-General’s Summit Summary and Call to Action.
Work Streams and Action Tracks
The Trannsforming Educaton Summit preparatory process will be advanced across three intersecting and reinforcing workstreams: National Consultations ,Thematic Action Tracks  and Public engagement and mobilization.
The objective of the Thematic Action Tracks work stream is to place a spotlight on a small number of areas that require greater attention and action and that can accelerate progress on education and the 2030 Agenda and transform education. Action tracks will identify evidence-based examples of successful policy interventions and mobilize new commitments to action, building on and strengthening existing initiatives, partnerships and coalitions, including those that emerged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action tracks are:

  1. Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools
  2. Learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development
  3. Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession
  4. Digital learning and transformation
  5. Financing of education

You can find the discussion papers of all Action Tracks HERE.   
A global consultation on each Action Track will start shortly, so all GCE members are invited to participate according to this CALENDAR:

CALENDAR for the Action Tracks Public Consultation

Action Track 1
Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools 
Date: 23 May 2022 
Time: 08:00 – 10:00 EST/ 14:00 – 16:00 CEST 
Registration Link:

Action Track 2 
Learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development
Date: 25 May 2022 
Time: 09:00 – 11:00 EST / 15:00 – 17:00 CEST 
Registration Link:

Action Track 3
Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession
Date: 24 May 2022 
Time: 08:00 – 10:00 EST / 14:00 -16:00 CEST 
Registration Link: https ://

Action Track 4 
Digital Learning and Transformation 
Date: 24 May 2022 
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 EST / 16:00 – 18:00 CEST 
Registration Link:

Action Track 5
Financing of Education 
Date: 26 May 2022 
Time: 08:30 – 10:30 EST / 14:30 -16:30 CEST 
Registration Link:


National Consultations
National consultations are ongoing in all regions, supported by the UN Resident Coordinators.  The GCE Secretariat is working to provide detailed information about the focal points in each country.
GCE Representation
Refat Sabbah (GCE President) and Helen Dabu (ASPBAE Secretary General) are our Civil Society representatives to the TES Advisory Committee.  Kindly share with them any comment /suggestion you may have on their work.
TES Mobilization Hub
A Transforming Education Summit Mobilization Hub has been set by the Summit Secretariat. It is integrated by an initial core group of 15 members coordinated and convened by the UN Foundation. The Hub is aimed at:

  • Create an advocacy and campaigning space for partners
  • Discuss what is ongoing and what is planned
  • Align efforts for the Education movement
  • Core cell of partners to help build a global movement

The GCE Secretariat is taking part of the Hub. Notes are available for your information.
GCE Statement
The GCE is planning to release a political statement on the Summit.  We invite you to share your thoughts on the content and approach that this statement should have, so please add them HERE.
Information on the registration process for both the Pre-Summit and Summit has not been shared yet. We’ll keep you updated.
FAQ:  Find them HERE
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