UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

Global launch of Building strong foundations – 23 May 2024

Hybrid event | 15:00 – 17:00 CEST (Paris time) 

Good quality education starts with healthy, happy and safe learners.  

With many more children in primary school, learning about health and well-being in school is an opportunity to advance our children’s education, health and futures. UNESCO is launching the Building strong foundations initiative, signaling the importance of helping every child build foundations early on, for healthier, safer and more informed transitions into adolescence and adulthood. 

Under the banner of Building strong foundations, UNESCO and UNICEF have co-published four technical briefs that provide evidence-based guidance to help children in primary school thrive through foundational education for health and well-being.  

UNESCO, in partnership with UNICEF, is holding a special hybrid event to mark the global launch. Join us online to learn about how foundational education for health and well-being benefits children and how it can be put into practice in different contexts.

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Speakers will include Ms. Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director General for Education; Mr. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF Global Director, Education and Adolescent Development; H.E. Douglas Siyakalima, Minister of Education, Zambia and Professor Emeritus Helen Cahill,University of Melbourne, Faculty of Education, along with a panel of experts from around the world.  

Engage with us via #LearnAndThrive and #BuildingStrongFoundations. Tag @UNESCO @Education2030UN and @UNICEFEducation.

The webinar will be conducted in English and French with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, Portuguese and International Sign Language. Live closed captions will be available in all of these languages.