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Policy Dialogue and Asia-Pacific launch of Recommendation on Education, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development

UNESCO Bangkok hosted the event, which covered sustainable development, digital education, and gender equality. GSF representative Ellen Dixon co-hosted a youth panel and helped plan the event.

Policy Dialogue and Asia-Pacific launch of Recommendation on Education, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development

The Global Student Forum's current Education2030+ High-Level Steering Committee (HLSC) Representative in the UNESCO SDG 4 Youth & Student Network (SDG4Y&SN), Ellen Dixon, participated in the Policy Dialogue and Report Launch for the “Recommendation on Education, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development'' in the Asia-Pacific Region. The event was held by UNESCO Bangkok, in partnership with UNESCO APCEIU, the Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence, the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies, and Sophia University, and was hosted by the Government of Thailand.

The event brought education and other related stakeholders from across the region together in Bangkok, Thailand, from the 5th-7th of June. There the participants learnt more about the Member State adoption of the Recommendation, its content in relation to areas such as Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship Education, digital education, and gender equality.  For two days the participants discussed and debated key regional priorities and actions to support the Recommendation in a Road Map, which will be released in the coming weeks. The Road Map summarizes the Member State commitments to the Recommendation, and the participants specific priorities that can be supported by governments, education institutions, civil society organisations, educators, students and youth.

Ellen was privileged to host the “Co-Creating our Roadmap to the Future: Youth Perspectives on the Recommendation” alongside UNESCO Bangkok's Phinith Chanthalangsy. Their panel featured several young activists who discussed their real life encounters with the Recommendation in areas such as peace studies through physical education, and protection against bullying through safe spaces online and in-person. 

Ellen co-constructed the panel alongside her HLSC youth co-lead, Ilan Enverga. They were also privileged to be members of the event planning team for the Road Map, and helped organise the facilitation of the Road Map consultation, in addition to running an exhibition.  Ellen will also join UNESCO Bangkok again, as one of the members of the Organising Committee for the upcoming 6th Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education (APMED 6), currently estimated to be in early September 2024.

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