In the face of the “education crisis”, the Secretary-General calls on young people to be empowered to face the technological revolution in his message to the Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres. occasion of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – We have been celebrating International Youth Day for 20 years. This year, it celebrates efforts to transform teaching to make it more inclusive, more accessible and more relevant to the world we live in.
We are currently experiencing a crisis in education. Too often, schools do not equip young people with the skills they need to cope with the technological revolution. Students must not only learn; they must learn to learn as well.
Today, education programs must instil knowledge, skills and critical thinking, incorporate sustainability and climate change, and promote gender equality, human rights and a culture of culture.
All these elements are mentioned in the United Nations Youth Strategy, which aims to strengthen our commitment to young people and help them to fully exercise their rights.
Today, we celebrate youth, youth-led organizations, governments, and all those who strive to transform education and encourage young people around the world.