Climate Justice activist t the Transforming Education Summit

Climate justice activist -vanessa nakate |transforming education summit | unicef goodwill ambassador

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Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, at the Transforming Education Summit: Youth Segment – The imperative for education transformation

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The Leaders Day at the Transforming Education Summit is 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 is held to place a focus on cross-cutting priorities for transforming education. Leaders Day features the presentation of the Summit Youth Declaration and the Secretary-General’s Vision Statement for Transforming Education.

Opening segment

1. Introductory film

Opening moderator: Ms Folly Ba Thibaut, Journalist and Principal Presenter, Al Jazeera

Video: Let Me Learn campaign

2. Opening remarks

• Mr António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

• H.E. Ms Lachezara Stoeva, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York, President of the Economic and Social Council

• Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO

• H.E. Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chair of the International Commission on the Futures of Education (video message)

• H.E. Mr Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Co-Chair of the SDG 4 High-Level Steering Committee

3. Youth Segment: The imperative for education transformation

• The rights of women and girls – Joint call to action

• Ms Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

• Ms Yelizaveta Posivnych, Student, Saint George Academy, New York

• Ms Somaya Faruqi, Activist and former Captain of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

• Ms Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, UN Messenger of Peace and co-founder, Malala Fund

• Spoken word introduction of the Youth Declaration on Transforming Education

• Mr Ulises Brengi, SDG4 Youth Network

• Ms Karimot Odebode, Poet from Nigeria

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