International Education Day 2023 today; know history, significance, theme

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education in peace and global development.

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Arpita Das | January 24, 2023 | 05:56 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The fifth International Education Day is celebrated today, January 24, 2023. This year the theme of International Education Day is “to invest in people, prioritize education”. This day is celebrated for the role of education in bringing global peace and development.

UNESCO dedicates the fifth edition of International Education Day to all the girls and women in Afghanistan, who have been denied their right to learn, study and teach. The organization condemns this serious attack on human dignity and on the fundamental right to education.

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International Education Day 2023: History and Significance

On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution to celebrate January 24 as the International Day of Education. The first International Day of Education was then observed on January 24, 2019. The UNGA's sincere efforts have generated encouraging outcomes in the growth of educated individuals who make up a cultural society, which is supported by hope and opportunities.

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International Education Day 2023: Celebrations

UNESCO will celebrate International Education Day at its headquarters in New York. “International Day of Education 2023 will be a global platform to sustain political mobilisation, take forward national commitments and global initiatives, and step up public engagement in favour of education as the path to peace, sustainable development and individual and collective well-being,” the United Nations mentioned.

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