The COVID-19 pandemic has been the worst shock to education systems in a century, with more than 1.6 billion children and youth not being able to attend school for months, and many are still not back in school. UNESCO is working with ministries of education, public and private partners and civil society to ensure continued learning for all children and youth.
- High-level ministerial meetings to create a space for policy dialogue on education recovery to leave no learner behind:
- Global education coalition bringing together more than 175 members from the UN, private sector, civil society and academia to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching children and youth who are most at risk.
- Global monitoring through interactive maps to follow the evolution of school closures and learning loss across the world as well as the prioritization of teachers for vaccination:
- Technical assistance to prepare and deploy inclusive distant learning solutions, utilizing hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech approaches.
- Webinars and workshops to share information about country efforts to maintain the provision of inclusive education in different contexts.
- Issue notes to provide evidence of good practices, practical tips and links to important reference to mitigate the short and longer-term impact of school closures.
- A selection of digital learning resources to support governments, schools, teachers, parents reaching out to learners unable to attend to school.
- A repository of national learning platforms to support the continuity of curriculum-based study.
- Surveys to analyze the impact of and response to school closures.
- UNESCO on national education responses
- UNESCO Chairs on higher education
- UNESCO-ILO global survey on staff development and training in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
- UNESCO-UNICEF-World Bank survey on national education responses to COVID-19 school closures
- Regional UNESCO-UNICEF survey on early children education workforce in Asia and the Pacific
Dedicated pages present responses proposed at regional level:
- Arab States
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America and the Caribbean