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MOE holds state-level conference for UN Summit on Transforming Education

Source: MOE

On May 27, the MOE held a state-level conference for the global Summit on Transforming Education scheduled to be convened in September 2022. Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education and Chairperson of the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, moderated and addressed the conference. Participants from the central and local governments and representatives of the education sector, academia, industry, and media around China discussed and made suggestions on topics including post-pandemic education recovery, promotion of educational reform, assurance of education investments, and accelerating fulfillment of sustainable development goals. Representatives of UNESCO and UNICEF offices in China also attended the event and delivered speeches.

Tian Xuejun stated that the world was facing severe challenges in meeting the education related goals set in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in this tumultuous age impacted by COVID-19, and that it was thus imperative to promote educational reform worldwide through accurate identification of, sound adaptation to, and proactive pursuit of changes.

He said that the CPC and the Chinese government had always put high priority on education and had achieved historic milestones in the development of education. At this summit, China would endeavor to tell China’s stories and share China’s successful experiences with the rest of the world, in order to promote international cooperation and communication on education and contribute China’s wisdom, strength and solutions to global educational governance.

The Transforming Education Summit, proposed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, is scheduled to take place during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. The current state-level conference held by MOE in response to the UN’s request serves as a preparatory work mechanism for this summit.