UN / EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSION

19-Sep-2022 00:03:13
Speaking at the Transforming Education Summit, Executive Director of UNICEF, Catherine Russell said, “it's absolutely clear that children, especially the most marginalized children, that’s girls, that’s children with disabilities, children living in humanitarian crises, are facing a true crisis in education.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSION
TRT: 3:13
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGAUGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 19 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY
SHOTLIST
1. Various shots, exterior, United Nations Headquarters
2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of the UN Task team on the Transforming Education Summit:
“It's absolutely clear that children, especially the most marginalized children, that’s girls, children, that’s children with disabilities, children living in humanitarian crises are facing a true crisis in education, and you know, we say crisis so much around here. Sometimes you lose track of it, but this is a crisis.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of the UN Task team on the Transforming Education Summit:
“We will work to ensure that all children learn the basics, that they can read, that they can do their numbers, that they can continue to learn. and we will support their mental health and their digital inclusion which is absolute critical. We need to support teachers, principals and parents, and we need to monitor and measure our progress to ensure that their success and failures, so that we know what they are and we can learn from them. Adequate funding is absolutely key to this and we all have a role to play in helping governments to fund education.”
6. Wide shot, General Assembly
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS:
“If a girl completes a second-grade education, never mind if the quality isn't even there yet, as it should be there. Never mind if it's just being in the four walls of a classroom, up to the end of secondary school, that risk of infection reduces by 50 percent, 50 percent.”
8. Wide shot, General Assembly
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS:
“Because HIV AIDS isn't just a disease, the pandemic is more than health. As you can see, it's education. It is health. It is human rights.”
10. Wide shot, General Assembly
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner, UNHCR:
“Now, I think the focus as the Compact on refugees says very clearly, the focus is including them in national system. Inclusion doesn't mean integration forever, means inclusion during the period during which they need the protection of another state. And this applies to displace, but it applies also to girls, to people with disability, al those people that are particularly impacted by crisis and this means two things essentially: good policies of inclusion, of inclusive education by governments and resources, resources, resources.”
12. Wide shot, General Assembly
13. SOUNDBITE (English) José Viera, Advocacy Director, International Disability Alliance:
“Colleagues, we need more national budgets allocated to learners with disabilities. Without budget, SDG 4 will not be achieved. Colleagues, we need learners with disabilities being able to access education systems, assuming that at least 10 percent of learners are learners with disabilities in any country. We need to plan accordingly.”
14. Various shots, Angelique Kidjo performing
STORYLINE
Speaking at the Transforming Education Summit, Executive Director of UNICEF, Catherine Russell said, “it's absolutely clear that children, especially the most marginalized children, that’s girls, children, that’s children with disabilities, children living in humanitarian crises are facing a true crisis in education.”

Speaking at a panel discussion today (19 Sep) called Towards Education Transformation, the UNICEF chief said, “we will work to ensure that all children learn the basics, that they can read, that they can do their numbers, that they can continue to learn. and we will support their mental health and their digital inclusion which is absolute critical.”

Russell also said, “we need to support teachers, principals and parents, and we need to monitor and measure our progress to ensure that their success and failures, so that we know what they are and we can learn from them.”

She reiterated, “adequate funding is absolutely key to this and we all have a role to play in helping governments to fund education.”

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS also spoke at the panel discussion.

According to UNAIDS, Every week, around 4900 young women aged 15–24 years become infected with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, six in seven new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15–19 years are among girls.

Byanyima said, “if a girl completes a second-grade education, never mind if the quality isn't even there yet, as it should be there. Never mind if it's just being in the four walls of a classroom, up to the end of secondary school, that risk of infection reduces by 50 percent, 50 percent.”

The Executive Director reiterated “HIV/ AIDS isn't just a disease; the pandemic is more than health. As you can see, it's education. It is health. It is human rights.”

Speaking about education for refugees, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, said, “the focus is including them in national system. Inclusion doesn't mean integration forever, means inclusion during the period during which they need the protection of another state. And this applies to displace, but it applies also to girls, to people with disability, all those people that are particularly impacted by crisis and this means two things essentially: good policies of inclusion, of inclusive education by governments and resources, resources, resources.”

José Viera, Advocacy Director of International Disability Alliance said, “we need more national budgets allocated to learners with disabilities. Without budget, SDG 4 will not be achieved.”

He added, “we need learners with disabilities being able to access education systems, assuming that at least 10 percent of learners are learners with disabilities in any country. We need to plan accordingly.”

The panel discussion was ended by a cultural performance by Angelique Kidjo.
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