People across the globe are celebrating International Day of Education 2020 Today (Jan 24) with the theme of “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
The 2020 celebration will position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right and a public good. It will celebrate the many ways learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace.
Around the world, there are approximately 75 million school-aged children and young people in need of educational support who are either in danger of or are already missing out on their education in countries facing war and violence. This has a lot to do with education traditionally being the most underfunded area regarding humanitarian aid, coming in at less than 3% of total global funding.
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