15 June 2022
Kazakhstan to present the 2030 National Statement of Commitment to transform the education system during the Transforming Education Summit 2022.The summit will be held this September in New York as part of the high-level Global Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.
In preparation for the event, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education in cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan and with technical support from UNICEF and UNESCO has organized a national consultation in Nur-Sultan. Experts from the Ministry of Education, UNICEF, UNESCO, I. Altynsarin National Academy of Education, Institute for Professional Development "Orleu", JSC "Financial Center", parliamentarians, representatives of civil and academic society, teachers and youth gathered to work out a common vision for the transformation of education in Kazakhstan.
“In Kazakhstan, UN agencies are already supporting various initiatives to overcome the effects of the pandemic and expand access to education. We hope that our joint efforts with the Government of Kazakhstan will ultimately improve the quality and relevance of education,” said Michaela Friberg-Storey, UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan.
The experts discussed such issues as ensuring inclusive and safe schools for all children and transforming the education system to meet the demands of the rapid changes in the labor market.
“If we are to avoid a generational disaster, education must be a priority during the recovery period and beyond as a national policy imperative and a global public good,” said Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director, Division for Education 2030, UNESCO Education Sector.
The Transforming Education Summit is an initiative launched by UN Secretary-General (SG), Antonio Guterres, in September 2021. Bringing together global, national and local education stakeholders and actors, it offers an opportunity for inclusive, networked and effective global dialogue on the types of coordinated actions needed to reverse the slide on progress towards SDG4, to ensure that lessons are learned from pandemic responses for resilience, social prosperity and environmental sustainability in the post-COVID world, and to think big on how we imagine education systems of the future.
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