United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
Events

Global Citizenship Education- Response to Global Crisis

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 8.00 am — Wed 03 Feb 2021, 8.00 am
Virtual (New York time)

Background

International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) with UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and Bridge 47

Lifelong-learning offers many answers to the COVID-19 crises, contributing to healthy lives and promotion of well-being (SDG3) by providing knowledge and skills needed to cope with new challenges. This side event will explore ways how Global-Citizenship-Education (Target4.7) provides sustainable approaches to global challenges: sharing information and raising awareness about global issues of sustainable development, anthropogenic climate change and environmental degradation that could encourage the spread of new diseases. Speakers and participants will discuss and show how GCE can support transformative education, critical thinking, (media) literacy and education for human rights and civic participation in the times of health crises.