International Education Day (24/01)

By its resolution of December 3, 2018 (A/RES/73/25), the UN General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education, recognizing its role in achieving peace and development.

The draft resolution was proposed by the Delegation of Nigeria at the Global Education Conference in Brussels and supported by 58 Member States, demonstrating the political will to support inclusive, affordable and quality education for all.

The resolution recognizes the importance of education for achieving sustainable development and emphasizes that education can increase individual productivity and increase the potential for economic growth, contribute to the eradication of poverty and hunger, promote health and gender equality.