'Leaving no one behind: Education of migrants and refugees' 2019 UNESCO-KEDI Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Seminar
Migrants, refugees and internally displaced people are some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Leaving no one behind as a key principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, means prioritizing and addressing the needs of these vulnerable groups. Migration and displacement link with and affect education in many ways. These links affect those who move, those who stay, and those who host immigrants, refugees and other displaced persons.
Schools and institutions will need to adjust curriculum and teaching pedagogies in order to address the needs of increasingly multicultural and socio-economically diverse classrooms. On the other hand, education also affects migration and displacement. It is a major driver in the decision to migrate and it affects not only migrants’ attitudes and beliefs but also those of their hosts. Education can be a bridge to promoting cohesive societies and fighting prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.
Despite countries’ efforts and bold steps to assume education responsibilities, major barrier to education for immigrants and refugees remain. Against this backdrop, UNESCO Bangkok and the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) will bring together researchers, experts and government officials in the region to discuss the theme of the 2019 UNESCO-KEDI annual Seminar “Leaving No One Behind: Education of Migrants and Refugees”, in Bangkok on 17 – 18 June 2019.
To access the concept note of the seminar, please click here.
Where: Hotel Nikko Bangkok
Organizers: UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) and Korean Education Development Institute (KEDI).
Who: Experts, researchers, development partners and NGOs from Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Main photo credit: Erika Atarashi