GOAL 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. And more than half of all children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority of countries announced the temporary closure of schools, impacting more than 91 per cent of students worldwide. By April 2020, close to 1.6 billion children and youth were out of school. And nearly 369 million children who rely on school meals needed to look to other sources for daily nutrition.

Never before have so many children been out of school at the same time, disrupting learning and upending lives, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education.

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15 October 2020
09:30 - 10:00 CEST, Geneva
Jin-Xia Huang (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)), Miran Choi (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI))
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25 May 2021
15:00 - 16:00 CEST, Geneva
Aki Enkenberg (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland), Alisha Arora (The HopeSisters), Belén Guede (STEM Academy)...
12 October 2021
15:30 - 17:00 CEST, Geneva | 21:30 - 23:00 HKT, Hong Kong | 9:30 - 11:00 EDT, Boston
Ben Goertzel (SingularityNET), Cynthia Breazeal (MIT Media Lab), David Hanson (Hanson Robotics)...
11 November 2021
09:00 - 10:00 CET, Geneva | 16:00-17:00, CST, Beijing
Yutao Zhu (BRICs Institute of Future Network), Maziar Nekovee (Sussex-Zhejiang Gongshang AI Institute), Vishnu Ram OV (International Telecommunication Union (ITU))
17 March 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CET, Geneva | 23:00-01:00 CST, Beijing | 11:00-13:00 EST, New York
Benjamin Tee (National University of Singapore), Ravinder Dahiya (James Watt School of Engineering at University of Glasgow), Tess Hellebrekers (Meta AI )...
24 March 2022
17:00 - 18:30 CET, Geneva | 00:00-01:30 CST, Beijing | 12:00-13:30 EST, New York
Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro (Flatiron Institute), Reinhard Scholl (International Telecommunication Union (ITU))
6 April 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York
Daniel Rogers (Global Disinformation Index ), Frits Bussemaker (Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age (I4ADA)), Mei Lin Fung (People Centered Internet )...
26 May 2022
14:00 - 16:30 CEST, Geneva | 08:00-10:30 EDT, New York | 20:00-22:30 CST, Beijing
Jennifer Woodard (Insikt Intelligence), Kepeng Li (Tencent), Lia DiBello (Applied Cognitive Sciences Labs Inc.)...
27 May 2022
14:00 - 15:30 CEST, Geneva | 08:00-09:30 EDT, New York | 20:00-21:30 CST, Beijing
José Suárez-Varela (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Thomas Basikolo‬ (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Vishnu Ram OV (International Telecommunication Union (ITU))
13 June 2022
18:00 - 19:30 CEST, Geneva | 12:00-13:30 EST, New York | 00:00-01:30 CST, Beijing
Thomas Basikolo‬ (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Vishnu Ram OV (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Ahmed Alkhateeb (Arizona State University)
14 June 2022
14:00 - 15:30 CEST, Geneva | 20:00-21:30 CST, Beijing | 08:00-09:30 EDT, New York
Thomas Basikolo‬ (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Vishnu Ram OV (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), David Nuñez Cuadrad (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
22 June 2022
15:00 - 16:30 CEST Geneva | 09:00-10:30 EST, New York | 21:00-22:30 CST, Beijing
John Brownstein (Boston Children’s Hospital)
28 June 2022
15:30 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 09:30-11:30 EST, New York | 21:30-23:30 CST, Beijing
Andrea Manara, Zhongxin Chen (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)), Do-Hyung Kim (UNICEF)...
1 July 2022
15:00 - 16:30 CEST, Geneva | 09:00-10:30 EDT, New York | 21:00-22:30 CST, Beijing
Thomas Basikolo‬ (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Vishnu Ram OV (International Telecommunication Union (ITU)), Kai Lu (China Mobile Research Institute)...
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