Virtual Launch of UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report on Inclusion and Education

16 June, 2020

The 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will launch online on 23 June.

This year’s report is titled ‘Inclusion and education: All means all’. It is inspired by the 2015 Incheon Declaration and Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which calls on countries to ‘ensure an inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning’. The report investigates the barriers to education that are faced by vulnerable communities around the world and analyses policies and methods used to combat these barriers and support inclusion. The Agency has been involved in the creation of this report as part of the reference group, together with other experts and stakeholders from around the world. 

The publication of the 2020 report will be marked with a series of events, beginning with the launch itself on 23 June. The launch event involves speakers from around the world, including the Director-General of UNESCO, members of the GEM Report team and champions of inclusion. Participants can join the hour-long event by clicking the ‘Join event’ link on the launch website. The GEM Report team will also co-host webinars with the World Bank and the British Council in the days following the launch. For details, visit the GEM Report events page.

To complement the report, a new Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews (PEER) platform will be available online from 23 June. The platform will outline the laws and policies on inclusion and education in different countries.

Later this year, two regional reports on inclusion and education will also be published. The reports will provide a more in-depth exploration of inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean (due October 2020) and Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (due December 2020). The reports are being produced in collaboration with regional partners, including the Agency. Find out more about the Agency’s role in this Agency news item.

For more information about the GEM Report, visit the UNESCO website. For details of the background to the 2020 report, read the Concept note. You can also follow #AllMeansAll on social media.

Children in a classroom with the caption 'Join the online launch of the 2020 GEM Report'
Join the online launch of the 2020 GEM Report

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