Statements from the 2019 Social Forum

"The promotion and protection of the rights of children and youth through education"

Tuesday, 1 October 2019: "Mind the gaps: Realizing the right to education for all"

Opening remarks (Video)

Keynote panel: The transformative power of education for young people (Video)

General statements

Panel 1: Reaching those being left behind and defending the right to education (Video)

Moderator: Ms. Ann Skelton, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Member & UNESCO Chair in Education Law in Africa

Interactive dialogue

Panel 2: Education in conflict and emergencies (Video)

Moderator: Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway

Interactive dialogue

Wednesday, 2 October: An education fit for the future

Opening of Day 2 (Video)

Panel 3: "Human rights education for youth and by youth: Experiences from different    regions and the way forward" (Video)

Moderator: Ms. Paulina Tandiono, OHCHR

Panel 4: How education today can strengthen opportunities for the future (Video)

Moderator: Mr. Chris Mburu, OHCHR, Senior Human Rights Advisor

Interactive dialogue

Panel 5: Education as empowerment for children and youth (Video)

Moderator: H. E. Ms. Jillian Dempster, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Interactive dialogue

Conversation on the way forward with the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Video)

  • Ms. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ms. Kristeena Monteith, UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Ms. Victoria Ibiwoye, One African Child Foundation for Creative Learning

Closing remarks and musical performance (Video)