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The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
Below are listed, in chronological order, many of the UNGA 72 side events that are relevant to education in emergencies. If you have additional information about any of these or other relevant events, please contact us at [email protected].
Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
Closed to the public.
A unique, highlevel reception taking place on the eve of the opening session of the UN General Assembly. ECW and Dubai Cares are convening some of the world's most influential CEOs, Directors, Ministers, Chairs and investors in support of the Education Cannot Wait fund.
Location: Harvard Club of New York
This highlevel convening will reflect on progress and current opportunities for research in the field, showcase examples from diverse stakeholders, discuss challenges to generating and using evidence to inform policy and practic, and identify solutions for overcoming these barriers.
Location: Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Time: 8:00-10:00am, Networking reception to follow
This event will feature an overview of "Can we Leapfrog? The Potential of Education Innovations to Rapidly Accelerate Progress," by Rebecca Winthrop, senior fellow and director of CUE, and will showcase key innovators and implementers in the education sector.
Location: Citi Executive Conference Center - 153 East 53rd Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY
An evening reception to celebrate the announcement of the GPE Replenishment 2020 conference.
Location: UNICEF House, Ground Floor, 3 United Nations Plaza, 44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, New York, NY
Convening the best minds in movement building to equip change-makers, marketers and everyday citizens with the tools they need to understand, learn from, and build sustainable and impactful movements.
Location: NYU Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
Location: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl., NY, NY 10012
An Evening for Women & Girls
Location: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl., NY, NY 10012
Find out more and register here.
This meeting will focus on identifying and committing to new, proven, and disruptive approaches to close the youth skills gap.
Location: 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
This event will be a highlight of the UNGA calendar, bringing together an unprecedented roster of world leaders to deliver a powerful call to action to close the global education financing gap.
Confirmed Speakers: H.E. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres; H.E. UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed; H.E. President Emmanuel Macron, Republic of France; H.E. President Macky Sall, Republic of Senegal; H.E. Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Kingdom of Norway; Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace; Julia Gillard, Chair, Global Partnership for Education
Location: United Nations, ECOSOC Chamber, 46th St and 1st Ave, New York, NY
The launch of "Reaching for the Sky: Empowering Girls through Education," will feature a panel discussion with Prerna Girls School founder, Dr. Urvashi Sahni, a Prema alumna, and a Prema teacher. Since 2003, Prerna Girls School, a private school in the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India, has
educated girls from impoverished families.
Location: Sesame Workshop, 1900 Broadway, New York, NY
The side-event aims at providing an opportunity for participants to discuss how to prevent conditions that are conducive to violent extremism; share experiences and good practices in addressing the drivers of violent extremism; discuss how to strengthen the links between PVE and the SDGs – as fully implementing the SDGs will help prevent violent extremism by addressing the socio/economic/political factors that enable radicalization; examine how PVE should be linked to the UN’s renewed focus on sustaining peace; debate how to further involve youth and civil society to prevent and counter violent extremism.
Keynote Speakers: Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Drime; Dr. Mutlaq Majed Al-Qahtani, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar for Counterterrorism, DIspute of Settlements of Mediation.
The event will also include a panel moderated by Sarah Cliffe, Director, Center on International Cooperation with participants: Eric Rosand, Director, The Prevention Project: Organizing against Violent Extremism; Irene Khan, Director-General, International Development Law Organization; Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Youth Envoy; Sabah Ismail Al-Haidous, Chief Executive, Silatech Foundation; Haras Rafiq, Chief Executive Officer, Quilliam Foundation International; Prof. Sanam Anderlini, Co-founder and Executive Director of ICAN; Dr. Reem Al-Ansari, PVE Expert, Professor of Law at Qatar University.
Location: Institute for International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY
RSVP/Register to [email protected]
This event will aunch a new report which will provide a stock tale of progress made in implemening the New York Declaration and Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in pilot countries and will offer concrete recommendations for the Global Compact on Refugees.
Speakers will include: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO Save the Children International; David Miliband, President & CEO International Rescue Committee; Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (invited); Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for International Development, UK (invited); Hon Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, Canada (invited); and Hon Janet Museveni, Minister for Education & First Lady, Uganda (invited).
*New Location: The Japan Society, 33 E 47th St (between 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
During this half-day conferrence, promising practices that have been documented as part of this initiative will hold interactive demonstrations of their work. A panel will discuss learnings and recommendations along with key note speakers and networking opportunities.
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
The high-level breakfast event aims to bring together Member States, UN entities, foundations, civil society and private sector to advance momentum on SDG4 by discussing the value of humanitarian and development partnerships for joint action towards the implementation of SDG4.
Speakers will include: H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar; H.E. Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations (tbc); H.E. Mr. Mohammed Ag Erlaf, Minister of Education, Republic of Mali; Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF; Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO (tbc)
In addition, INEE Director, Dean Brooks, will moderate a panel discussion with: Fahad Al- Sulaiti, CEO, Education Above All; Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International, former Prime Minister of Denmark; Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, Senior Director for the Education Global Practice, World Bank; Khalifa Al Kuwari, CEO, Qatar Fund for Development; Hassan Damluji, Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Marie-Ange Sarakao-Yao, Managing Director, GAVI Alliance, Kevin Murphy, President, Exxon Mobile Foundation; Wooyoung Chung, Vice-President, KOICA; and Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership Education (tbc).
Location: South Room, UNHQ, New York, NY