Global Launch of the 2019 GEM Report: Germany

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Global Launch of the 2019 GEM Report: Germany


UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the German Commission for UNESCO will cohost the global launch of UNESCO’s 2019 GEM Report Migration, Displacement and Education: Building bridges, not walls.

The event in Berlin will combine introductory interventions by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and by UNESCO’s Director General Audrey Azoulay, a presentation by the GEM Report Director of the key findings and policy recommendations in the 2019 Report, and a keynote address by the UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk. A high-level panel featuring ministers of education from Germany and three other countries as well as key global speakers will focus on education policy challenges. Drawing on the German experience, the discussion will look at what lessons these experiences hold for Europe and the world.

Confirmed speakers:
- Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s Director General
- Volker Türk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection (Keynote Speaker)
- Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
- Representative, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
- Maria Böhmer, President, German Commission for UNESCO
- Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report

Confirmed Panelists: 
- Walter Hirche, Chair of the Education Committee, German Commission for UNESCO (moderator)
- Helmut Holter, President of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder, Germany 
- Susanna Krüger, CEO, Save the Children Germany


Type of Event Special Event
Start 20.11.2018 09:30 local time
End 20.11.2018 12:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Linkins, Kate
Organizer ED/GEM
Country Germany
City Berlin
Venue Federal Foreign Office/Auswärtiges Amt
Street Werderscher Markt 1
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website Registration
Link 1 GEM Report
Link 2 2019 GEM Report webpage
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