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This week, on 24th January, we are commemorating the International Day of Education.

The United Nations designated 24th January as the International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

Join in events and campaigns this week with us and our members and partners:


1. Events

IFGE Online Lunchtime Event 24th January

The Irish Forum for Global Education invites you to commemorate the 6th International Day of Education on 24th January. Join an online lunchtime event from 12.30pm to 2pm discussing Global Education for Lasting Peace with contributions from distinguished speakers Tony Gallagher (Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University), Agathe Freal (Education Adviser at Concern Worldwide), and Maulin Utaminingsih (Project Manager at Plan International Indonesia).

Register on eventbrite.

24th January is #EducationDay #GlobalEducation


GPE Raise Your Hand Live! on Education Day 2024

Join the Global Partnership for Education at 2.30pm Irish time (9:30am EST) for their online discussion that will bring together Laura Frigenti (CEO of the Global Partnership for Education) and Yasmine Sherif (Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait). Hosted by GPE Youth Leader Heela Yoon, a peace and education activist based in the UK and founder of Afghan Youth Ambassadors for Peace, this Raise Your Hand LIVE! aims to highlight the critical link between education and peace.

The event will be broadcast across GPE’s X/TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook channels, and the recordings will be available on GPE’s YouTube channel and website.



2. Toolkits and Resources


The International Parliamentary Network for Education sent a briefing to members of parliament to mark the 6th International Day of Education. The briefing provides ways in which parliamentarians around the world can use the International Day of Education to make the case for vital, urgent action in support of education.

Access the briefing here.

#EducationDay #IDE2024


IFGE & Plan International Ireland

The Irish Forum for Global Education and Plan International Ireland have published a blog in celebration of the International Day of Education where you can learn about the origins of the 24th January and about Plan International Ireland’s vast engagement in global education.

Read the blog here.



The UNESCO shared a social media pack to commemorate the International Day of Education this week. They provide posts for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn asking you to publish, share and promote.

Access the social media package here.