The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.
The January 25th meeting of the GEC-NYC with UNA-USA, a program of the United Nations Foundation, led an introduction not only into the New Year, but to the practical implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Morgan H. Strecker, an education specialist with UNICEF in New York, focuses on global advocacy for education and on innovations in education so that every child can reach their full potential. As a Princeton-in-Asia fellow in 2005 and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2010, Morgan has focused her work on the scalable approaches to addressing countries challenges in health, education, civic participation and economic development.
Strecker’s presentation focused on the UN’s new SDGs, their relation to education, the UN Secretary-General’s Education First Initiative, the importance of collecting and reporting on impact as it relates to data, and how the GEC as a network of providers in NYC can support the overall goal of quality education for all.
Throughout the presentation emphasis is put on UNICEF’s role to advance the implementation of SDG Goal 4: Quality Education. Leadership and partnerships are essential to instigate work on the ground through policy advocacy and innovations in education. Youth forums have been developed and Toolkits have been made to spread awareness. Work with educators and students is continuing and delivering results for children around the world is of the highest priority.
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