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Issue 130: Inequity and learning loss in a post-COVID world

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The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated well-known inequities in education, including those along political, socio-economic, and gendered lines. The recently concluded United Nations Summit on Transforming Education brought together representatives from over 130 countries to discuss the global education crisis and the future of education.

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the alarming trend of education producing a great divide, rather than being a great enabler of equality and prosperity if nations do not mitigate the impact global crises have had on education. Ahead of the Summit, UN officials urged collective action on future-oriented learning and education financing to recover pandemic-era learning losses and ensure education remains a reality for young people everywhere. Over the four days of the Summit, core discussion takeaways include:

 

1. Letting youth be in the driver’s seat of education

2. Understanding the power of strategic partnerships

3. Understanding the importance of digitalisation

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