Youth engagement

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Youth engagement 

The Transforming Education Summit, convened by the UN Secretary-General, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for key stakeholders to come together and map a new path for education, and youth engagement is at the heart of the Transforming Education Summit.

At the Pre-Summit at UNESCO in Paris on 28-30 June 2022, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed called on youth to rally towards building a global movement for education transformation.

The Pre-Summit, and especially the Youth Forum on 28 June 2022, generated momentum and amplified young people's voices and ideas in decision-making and in the lead up to the Summit in September 2022. It created space for inter-generational dialogue between youth and key decision-makers, ensuring that young people's aspirations for the futures of education are brought to the forefront.

Young people all over the world are encouraged to continue engaging in the Summit of the Future process and sustain a movement for Education.

Youth Declaration 

Young people all over the world were encouraged to shape and influence this crucial document.  

Read the Youth Declaration on Transforming Education.

Documents and discussions can be found on the Youth Declaration discussion forum. The forum page is also a space for posting your thoughts and ideas.  

Youth Forum @UN and @ UNESCO 

If you missed the Youth Day @UN and @UNESCO, or want to re-live good memories, you can watch the recordings.

Watch 16 September 2022 UN HQ 

UN SG youth declaration

Watch 28 June 2022 UNESCO HQ Room I - afternoon session

Remote video URL

Looking for more information check the full TES pre-Summit page.  

Want to get inspired? Read this #TransformingEducation Youth opinion piece published by Youth Leaders on the occasion of the Youth Forum.

Engage in the Summit's online discussion forums

Connect with the online community and provide your input. 

Sign up (you will receive an email confirmation automatically if not check spam box), check out the discussion threads and have your say! 


See the results of the first semester 2022 campaign - youth voices explaining how they would transform education

Engage in national consultations

National consultations are taking place around the world, you can ask the organisers to take partake in the consultations.

Spread the word

We invite all of you to communicate on the Summit and share your thoughts and ideas on Transforming Education. Key information and resources are on the TES Trello board

We encourage you to follow @TransformingEdu on Twitter and use #TransformingEducation and to join us on LinkedIn Education2030UN Transforming Education