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The importance of SDG Target 4.7 for a just and sustainable future in post COVID era
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the UN with Bridge 47 Network, International Council for Adult Education, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning

Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals is key to achieving Agenda 2030. It highlights the power of transformative education, education that promotes global citizenship, sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, peace and appreciation of cultural diversity. Transformative education is education that fosters engaged, active and critical learners that take action for sustainable development. It equips us to better respond to the challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and helps set us on the path towards a sustainable and resilient recovery.

In this participatory session co-organized by the Slovak Republic, ICAE, Bridge 47, Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (TBC) we will explore what role transformative education can play in responding to the global challenges, risks and trends of the future, and what capacities, skills and knowledge are needed to cope with the changing realities. We will discuss what role transformative education, as captured in SDG Target 4.7, plays in preparing us to cope with and respond to our new realities in and beyond the post-pandemic recovery years. Together we will look for steps we can already take now in order to help us better prepare for the future of our planet, through the power of transformative education.

Updates to the programme and panels of the event can be found here

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