International Day of Education is celebrated every year on 24 January to commemorate the role of education for peace and development. This year is the fifth year of the festival. Education plays an important role in building a sustainable and resilient society.
Recently, Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, has decided to dedicate the 2023 International Day of Education (January 24) to Afghan girls and women. Currently, 2.5 million (80%) school-age Afghan girls and young women are out of school, of whom 1.2 million were denied entry into secondary schools and universities following a decision by the de facto authorities.
The fifth International Day of Education will be celebrated on 24 January 2023 under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 3 December 2018, which declared 24 January as the International Day of Education. The purpose of the UNGA was to recognize and celebrate the role of learning for peace and development. Adoption of resolution 73/25 “International Day of Education” co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other member states, demonstrates the unwavering political will of the international community to promote inclusive, equitable and quality education for all