Unlock the Future of Learning is a high-level multi-stakeholder event adjacent to the Transforming Education Summit, which will bring together major youth-led and youth-focused organizations, education partners and alliances, international organizations, member states, the private sector, and other partners.

The event will amplify outcomes of the Transforming Education Summit, and provide a platform for young people to call for action to build formal and non-formal education systems that provide everyone with the skills they need to thrive in the future. Young people will lead the event, drawing on their mobilization in communities, countries, and internationally and building on their proposals and demands for change. It will also model the solidarity between generations that we need to unlock the future.

The event is organized through the Our Future Agenda – a flagship UN Foundation initiative that springs from our support for the Secretary’s General’s Our Common Agenda and his vision for the future of international cooperation with young people and future generations at the top of the global policy agenda.

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Watch: Opening Act

Let’s Adapt: Education for Climate Justice

Early Years

Unleashing the Full Potential of the Next Generation

From Policy to Action on Gender Transformative Education

in Emergencies

Watch: Main Stage

Power Panel

Rewiring education through win-win solutions

The Power of Non-Formal Education

Youth Solutions Challenge

The Way Forward


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Featuring: H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo • H.E. Jakaya Kikwete • H.E. Dickon Mitchell Ahmad Alhendawi • Ara Anoshiravani • David Beasley • Sarah Brown • Ashlee Burnett • Elizabeth Cousens • Magarita Focas Licht • Casey Harden • Renata Koch Alvarenga • Alliyah Logan • Robert Moritz • Chido Mpemba • Gideon Olanrewaju • Stephen Omoll • Joy Phumaphi • Asif Saleh • Anna Segall • Justin van Fleet • Raakhi Williams • Blessing Adogame • Jennifer Borrero • Mathilde Boulogne • Crystal Brice • Michelle Chikurunhe • Paul Klahre • Yona Nestel • Esther Ngemba • Winnie Nyandiga • Cynthia Nyongesa • Ashlegh Pfunye • Okelo Sejo • Bas van Rossum • Gregorius Yoseph Laba Led by Next Generation Fellows: Inés Yábar • Aishwarya Machani • Alice Mukashyaka • Thaís Queiroz

Partner Campaigns

Education Champions

An interview series spotlighting young changemakers and education experts

The event is organized by the UN Foundation and hosted by the Unlock the Future coalition and its partners.

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