Education Diplomacy at the UN General Assembly 2018

                                   Education Diplomacy at the UN General Assembly 2018

The focus on education at the global level continues to increase, and the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York was no exception. The Association for Childhood Education International’s Center for Education Diplomacy participated in several key events that demonstrated the need for Education Diplomacy to achieve the Global Goals.

 

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Using Negotiations to Solve Education Challenges and Achieve the SDGs

Using Negotiations to Solve Education Challenges and Achieve the SDGs

Education Diplomacy uses the skills of diplomacy to build relationships across sectors and stakeholders to solve education challenges. In particular, negotiation skills can be applied to leverage agreement on those solutions – “Leverage” being the core component of the 5L Education Diplomacy Process (see below). These skills are also foundational for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as Michele Ferenz, Senior Mediator of the Consensus Building Institute, explains. “Partnership and participation…are structured forms of negotiation [and] are a core part of the achievement of the SDGs.”

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