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G20 Education Ministers Meeting | Mirage News

The meeting of G20 education ministers took place today in Catania.

The G20 ministers who attended the meeting, in presence and by videoconference, reaffirmed the importance of putting education at the center of the international political agenda, as a strategic response to the global crisis generated by the emergency. health, and to take initiatives to ensure inclusive education. for all by promoting gender equality and combating all forms of discrimination.

In the final declaration, the ministers underlined their commitment to “leave no one behind”. Regarding educational poverty, exacerbated by the pandemic, the G20 countries aim to promote the adoption of preventive measures, that is to say actions that tackle the roots of the problem of exclusion, targeted interventions aimed at student needs and compensatory actions, such as offering different opportunities to those who have left school or suffered significant learning losses. With the conviction that ensuring equal access to all levels and to all types of lifelong learning is crucial because education is one of the cornerstones of sustainable growth.

Looking back over the months of the health crisis, G20 education ministers highlighted the irreplaceable role of education in attendance, while acknowledging the important contribution of technology to the continuity of education during the pandemic.

In the afternoon, the Ministers of Education and Labor also met in a joint session to address the transition from education to work, a central issue for a sustainable and inclusive economic and social recovery. In particular, the G20 countries have stressed the need for actions to promote gender equality and the inclusion of the most vulnerable groups of young people, in order to ensure equal access to quality and decent work for all. .

Two documents were adopted at the end of the meetings:

Declaration of Ministers of Education

Joint Ministerial Declaration

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