International Day of Education
Two children reading in classroom, Honduras. Credit: GPE/Paul Martinez

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

Two children reading in classroom, Honduras. Credit: GPE/Paul Martinez
Event type: Observances
Basic education