The Global High-level Forum on Balanced and Inclusive Education, organised jointly by The Education Relief Foundation (ERF), Globethics.net and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, brings together senior decision makers within governments, development partners, research institutions and civil society organisations.
The overall aim is to develop strategies for accelerating progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 4 (SDG#4) on inclusive and equitable quality education for all.
During 2017, ERF and its partners have hosted four high-level regional stakeholder meetings on the topic of balanced and inclusive education in Thailand, Nigeria, Panama and Switzerland.
At this final stage, ERF and Globethics.net are consolidating the recommendations resulting from these four regional meetings to produce a Policy Guide for Code of Ethics on Balanced and Inclusive Education. Participants at the High-level Forum on Friday 8th December 2017 at the United Nations in Geneva will help work towards establishing and endorsing a set of substantial policy and action-oriented recommendations to use as the basis for the Policy Guide.
Registration: Please note that it is necessary to register using the UN's online event form at https://reg.unog.ch/event/22011/ to attend the Forum.
| Friday 8 December 2017 |
Venue: Palais des Nations, Room XXII, United Nations Geneva
|10.00-10.15||Welcome Remarks|| |
Mr. Peter Fell, ERF Board Secretary
Mr. Robert Blum - Head of Cercle Diplomatique de Genève
|10.15-10.30||Official greetings|| |
Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam
|10.30-10.45||Keynote Address|| |
H.E. Mr. Jack Mathieu Émile Lang
Former Minister of Culture, Former Minister of
President Institut du Monde Arabe
(5 min per speaker)
|11.15-11.30||Official Remarks from the Panel (15 min)||Edgar Morin French philosopher, sociologist, UNESCO Chair of Complex Thought and largely considered founder of Transdisciplinarity|
Recommendations and Support Statements from Regional Meetings on ERF's BIE proposals
Country/institutional support statements
Acknowledge the regional stakeholders'
meetings jointly organised during 2017 by the Education Relief Foundation (ERF) and its partners, namely the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), the Centre
for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Globethics.net Foundation and the Geneva School of Diplomacy as global contributions to our efforts in moving the SDG4 agenda forward in the regions of Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa,
and the Global North;
Take note of the recommendations collated from the regional stakeholders' meetings on youth development through balanced and inclusive education by the adequate training of teachers with our Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) pedagogies to support culturally responsive school environments.; and
Endorse the need for developing a global guide for ethics, principles, policies and practice for the delivery and uptake of our balanced and inclusive education methodology, based on ERF's four pillars of balanced and inclusive education, which support the principles of intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality.
Support statements from institutions
Support statements from country missions – UNOG/Country
Announcement of support statements, endorsements collected from representatives of UNESCO, SEAMEO,
URSULA, NAS, ANSALB, Permanent missions to UN in Geneva, country delegates, academia, NGO representatives and supporters of ERF initiative on BIE.
Mr. Alexander A. Mejia
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
|12.30-12.45||Photo Sessions|| |
ERF & Partners