Amid the continuous advancement of technology, the world still faces crisis in learning.
In this year’s International Youth Day, the theme Transforming Education highlights good practices and ensuring to promote lifelong learning—to make sure that the education given to the youth are relevant, equitable, and inclusive.
According to statistics, there are only 10% of people have completed upper secondary education in low income countries; 40% of the global population does not know to speak their language or fully understand; and over 75% of secondary school age refugees are out of school. Moreover, youth in indigenous sector, as well as young people with disabilities, young women, young people belonging to vulnerable groups or in vulnerable situations, etc. are facing more challenges in accessing education. Mostly because the respect for their diverse needs and abilities are lacking.
In this video, Youth Envoy UN Secretary-General Jayathma Wickramanayake delivers her message on the significance of today’s celebration.
—(Source: United Nations)