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Global Education Monitoring Report October 2020

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Launch of the Gender Report

October has seen the global launch of the GEM 2020 Gender Report. Building on the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report, this publication investigates how inclusion in education can advance gender equality in and through education, which is critical to make progress towards gender equality in society. 

The goal of gender equality is, of course, not new. It was enshrined in the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and was at the core of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, whose 25th anniversary is marked in 2020, and is a key theme in this year’s publication.


First Generation Graduates

To coincide with the launch of the GEM 2020 Gender Report, the GEM Report launched the #Iamthe1stGirl campaign showcasing the stories of first generation girls graduates from around the world. 

The campaign has aimed to demonstrate the progress in gender equality in education since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years ago. Highlighted stories are presented on the UNESCO GEM Report blog site


New Policy Paper on ‘Inclusive teaching: preparing all teachers to teach all students’ published by UNESCO

An important element of inclusive education involves ensuring that all teachers are prepared to teach all students. Inclusion cannot be realized unless teachers are empowered agents of change, with values, knowledge and attitudes that permit every student to succeed. To summarize the policy perspectives on inclusive teaching, the GEM Report team along with the Teachers Task Force for Education 2030 have also published a policy paper on Inclusive Teaching.


TheGlobal Education Monitoring(GEM) Report, in partnership with the UNESCO Regional Education Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC) and the Laboratory of Education Research and Innovation for Latin America and the Caribbean (SUMMA), will launch a regional report on inclusion and education in Latin America and the Caribbean on 5 November 2020.

Register for the online launch on 5 November, 11:30 (GMT-3)

Sign up to receive the Report in your inbox when it is released.


Education financing gap and COVID-19

The GEM Report team has launched a video explaining the education financing gap and the impact that COVID-19 may have on financing of education and achieving the targets of SDG4 based on its latest policy paper, Act now: Reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the cost of achieving SDG 4.


GEM Report events

Upcoming events in November 5 November Launch of the 2020 GEM Report Latin America and the Caribbean - Inclusion and Education 9 November National Launch Event of 2020 GEM Report in Nigeria 9 November Regional Forum on Education Policy 2020 Inclusion and education in post-pandemic times 12 November National launch event of 2020 GEM Report in Mongolia 12 November 2020 GEM Report presentation with Korean Educational Development Institute  14 November Global Conference on the Human Right to Quality Education (Vienna, Austria) 19 November National launch of 2020 GEM Report in Haiti 19 November Global  Launch of the Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years Report 24 November 2020 GEM Report webinar with IEFG Network  30 November 2021_22 GEM Report consultation with UNESCO Teacher Tasker Force and Education International members Other events 5 February Save the Date: The Launch of the 2020 Eurasia Regional Report, covering the region of Central Asia and Caucasus has been set for 5 February  Keep an eye on the GEM Report's events calendar for further details.

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