International Day of Education - 24 January 2023

International Day of Education is an annual international observance day held on January 24 and is dedicated to education.

International Day of Education is an annual international observance day held on January 24 and is dedicated to education. On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming January 24 as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for bringing global peace and sustainable development.

Education is something we have plenty of, much of it unsatisfactory. And yet, until we get smart and start learning what works and what wastes our time, effort and money, we will continue to spend furiously and remain dissatisfied. JET has grasped the opportunity to speed up this learning process by focusing attention on generating and interpreting  knowledge about and debates on educational interventions over the last 30 years and has established the JET clearinghouse for this purpose. See the Clearing House

For over three decades, JET has worked with government and the public sector, civil society organisations, local and international development agencies and educational institutions to improve the quality of education and the overall relationship between education, skills development and the world of work. Read more on the JET Theory of Change

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.

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

Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

Today, 244 million children and youth are out of school, and 771 million adults are illiterate (UNESCO, 2022). Their right to education is being violated and it is unacceptable. It's time to transform education.