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Dialogue on Education: Meeting New Challenges

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY together with

the Coalition for the UN We Need and our partners are pleased to share our
Dialogue on Education: Meeting New Challenges
Thursday, April 29, 2021 @1PM – 3:15PM, EDT
Education at all levels faced unforeseen challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic in communities, globally impacting students and educators along with their families.  Every aspect of education adjusted to ensure inclusive quality learning continued to be experienced by students with curriculums via virtual engagement which highlighted the importance of digital connectivity for all students. Education is covered in the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is key to the success of the UN2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to “Leave No One Behind.” Our panel will share their reflections and innovative solutions in response to this global crisis. In addition, we will share an overview of our UN75 People’s Declaration for the UN We Need.
Welcome & Moderator
*         Ms. Margo LaZaro, President and Chair of the NGOCSD-NY; Co-Founder/CSO of the SDG Impact 
            Awards Community, Director of UN Relations-Global Family, Coalition Partner of C4UNWN   
Opening Address
*         H.E. Dr. Michal Mlynar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of
            Slovakia to the United Nations                                                                                                 
Keynote Address
*         Mr. Ramu Damodaran, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Global Communications
Meeting New Challenges
*         Dr. Miriam Westheimer, Chief Program Officer of HIPPY International
*         Ms. Carolina Andueza, Executive Director of CMPC Foundation & Director of HIPPY Chile
*        Ms. Judith Cunningham, Founder and CSO of Youth for a Better World-Montessori Model UN and Youth Impact Forum
*        Ms. Daria Kimuli, Co-Founder of the St. Philip Neri Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya
*         Mr. Steven Aiello, Founder and Director of Debate for Peace, Tel Aviv, Israel 
*         Mr. Ameen Agbaria, 16 year-old, Youth Delegate of Debate for Peace, Palestinian citizen of Israel
*        Dr. Carrie Pemberton Ford, Executive Director CCARHT. Senior Fellow of Ethics and Public Life, Margaret Beaufort Institute,   University of Cambridge, UK
*     Ms, Marija Marinovic, Graduate Student of Criminology from the University of Cambridge, UK
Closing Reflections
*         Dr. Andrea Mlynarova, Lecturer of Mathematics at CUNY Baruch & Hunter College and President of the UN Delegations’ Women’s Club
C4UNWN & the UN75 People’s Declaration
*         Mr. Jeffery Huffines, Senior Advisor of the Coalition for the UN We Need and Together First
Interactive Dialogue Exchange
Special Student Greeting
*          Mr. Desderio Njiru, is the Head Teacher of St. Philip Neri Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya
Our Partners: NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, Coalition for the UN We Need, SDG Relief Fund, Together First, SDG Impact Awards Community, HIPPY International, Global Family, Soroptimist International, World Federalist Movement-Canada, Humanitarian Focus Foundation, Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, COVIDxNOW, Empower a Billion Women-EBW, Debate for Peace, Huairou Commission, Youth for a Better World:/Montessori Model UN, Youth Impact! Forum, General Assembly of Partners, NGO Major Group Urban Cluster, Global Family for Love & Peace, ICW, CoNGO, and UNA-USA Council of Organizations.


April 29
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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NGO Committee on Sustainable Developement-NY
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