#EducationDay #CommitToEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind #ProtectEducation #FundTheFuture


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The 2020 celebration seeks to position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right and a public good.

This is a landmark date for GCE and its members and the day is used to amplify advocacy and initiatives to promote access to free, quality, inclusive public education for all.


  1. Situate civil society-government partnership as central to achieving #SDG4
  2. Highlight education related challenges faced by internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers.
  3. Showcase civil society’s work around advocacy and campaigns for the right to free, quality, inclusive public education for all.
  4. Ignite and mobilise more financial commitments from governments and the international community on education.

Key Social Media Messages


Twitter: @globaleducation

Facebook: @campaignforeducation 

Instagram: @campaignforeducation

Messages can be used on Twitter and Facebook

#EducationDay #SDG4 including prioritising education in emergencies is central to achieving all other SDGs #ProtectEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay Educating a displaced person, a refugee, an asylum seeker contributes to a better future #ProtectEducation  #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay #ProtectEducation Women and children are disproportionately affected by conflict and disaster. Education in emergencies initiatives must prioritise them. #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay All national governments and the international community, prioritise education in emergencies NOW! #CommitToEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay More than 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day; we are sitting on a ticking time bomb. Urgent action on education in emergencies NOW! #ProtectEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay #MyEducationMyRight Over 40.3 million internally displaced people, 22.5 million refugees, and 2.8 million asylum seekers worldwide. This calls for urgent attention on EiE! #CommitToEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay More than 50% of displaced people of school age are unable to attend school. Together we can END this! #ProtectEducation  #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay Only 6 out of 10 children with refugee background attend primary school, 2 out of 10 attend secondary school, and less than 1% attends higher education (UNHCR, 2017). We can all CHANGE this!  #CommitToEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay #FundTheFuture On this day, we call on governments to make free, quality, inclusive public education for all a reality #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay #ProtectEducation Over 28 million people fled following conflict and disaster within and across the borders of 148 countries (IDMC 2019) and struggle to enjoy their right to education. This must STOP #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay #CommitToEducation An estimated 17 million children have been internally displaced due to conflict and violence (UNICEF). Millions more due to disasters. We must DO MORE to make sure every child has access to their right to #QualityEducation.

#EducationDay #FundTheFuture Increase funding on education in emergencies to mitigate the devastating effects of conflict and natural disasters on education #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay Refugees have a right to safe, good quality and inclusive education-their building block to recovery, resilience and long-term development #LeaveNoOneBehind #CommitToEducation

#FundTheFuture Financing education in emergencies should be a priority for all governments, donors and international financial institutions #EducationDay #LeaveNoOneBehind

#EducationDay #LeaveNoOneBehind We need to mobilise the funds necessary to scale up access to quality learning opportunities for refugees #FundTheFuture

#EducationDay #LeaveNoOneBehind It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the resources currently available are channeled towards supporting interventions that are grounded on understanding what works in EiE. #ProtectEducation

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The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.