This July, APCEIU is co-organizing and co-sponsoring four UN High-Level Political Forum Side Events on Global Citizenship Education with various institutions and government organizations at the UN Headquarters in New York. They are as follows:
1) Education for Global Citizenship: Empowering Our Interconnected World
On 9 July, an event was held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN, entitled, "Education for Global Citizenship: Empowering Our Interconnected World". The objective of this side event was to highlight best practices and to share effective strategies for the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals. The event was co-organized by the NGO Steering Committee for an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship, UN DPI NGO Executive Committee and IVECA International Virtual Schooling. APCEIU co-sponsored this side event with other organizations, such as Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations, Bridge 47 and more.
2) The Role of Transformative Education in Dealing with the Challenges of Our Times
On 16 July, with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other UN organizations, APCEIU will co-organize this side event regarding transformative education. It is expected that this side event will highlight various dimensions of transformative education, and will explore best practices and learn how to benchmark them in this globalized world.
3) Global Citizenship Education - Why is it important? Insights and cross cutting practices
On 18 July, APCEIU, along with Finland, Fiji, Bridge 47 and Fingo will co-organize this event to explore GCED as a key to transforming societies in a meaningful and sustainable way. Speakers will be invited to discuss on how different dimensions of GCED will all connect to achieving Agenda 2030 and how it will be integrated as a fundamental part of formal and non-formal education practices and policies. Its aim is also to exchange best practices, consider challenges, and forge new partnerships for the implementation of Global Citizenship Education and Target 4.7.
4) 2019 Annual Celebration for International Day of Education for Global Citizenship
On the evening of 18 July, APCEIU, along with many stakeholders at the UN, will co-sponsor the Annual Celebration for International Day of Education for Global Citizenship. This annual event provides a strong platform for global citizens around the world to assemble and share progress made in the previous years. This year’s event will spotlight SDG 4-Quality Education, in particular, SDG 4.7, and reaffirm the collective commitment for establishing International Day of Education for Global Citizenship at the United Nations.