Transforming Education Summit (Leaders Day)

1 15 PM - Spotlight session 1: Education in Crisis Situations – A Partnership for Transformative Actions for Learners



The Leaders Day at the Transforming Education Summit (16, 17 & 19 September 2022) will be dedicated to the presentation of National Statements of Commitment by Heads of State and Government in the form of Leaders Roundtables. A limited number of thematic sessions will also be held to place a focus on cross-cutting priorities for transforming education. Leaders Day will also feature the presentation of the Summit Youth Declaration and the Secretary-General's Vision Statement for Transforming Education.


The world is witnessing an alarming increase in the number of people affected by armed conflict, forced displacement (including large-scale refugee displacement), environmental/climate-induced disasters, and other crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Spotlight Session 1, Member States and partner co-convenors (ECW, GPE, UNESCO, UNHCR and UNICEF) will seize the momentum of the United Nations Secretary-General-convened Transforming Education Summit to galvanize collective commitments and launch a renewed partnership for concrete transformative actions in crisis situations.

The Spotlight Session 1 is co-hosted by: The State of Qatar ECW, GPE, UNESCO, UNHCR and UNICEF

The Transforming Education Summit is being convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.

Related Sites and Documents

Transforming Education Summit website