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Heads of State, Government Ministers From Over 35 Countries Will Convene for International Summit on Balanced and Inclusive Education in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Over 35 governments of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific, Latin American 
and Caribbean countries will officially be represented at the III ForumBIE 2030 
– International Summit on Balanced and Inclusive Education – in Djibouti on 
27-29 January 2020.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: 
https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8682651-summit-balanced-inclusive-education-djibouti/


Delegations led by Heads of State and Government Ministers will participate 
alongside high-level representatives from inter-governmental organizations, 
civil society, and academia at this major international summit.

During the three-day event, these delegations will:
1) Affirm and sign into being the Universal Declaration of Balanced and 
Inclusive Education (UDBIE); and
2) Affirm and sign into being platforms and mechanisms of technical and 
financial cooperation to support implementation of commitments made in the 
UDBIE.

This assembly of nations of the Global South taking leadership in reforming 
education, preparing societies and communities to confront the challenges and 
opportunities of sustainable development, embodies the aspirations shared by 
many in the international community. Convened with the understanding of the 
urgency for new equitable models of social and economic development to be 
constructed through education, the III ForumBIE 2030 – International Summit on 
Balanced and Inclusive Education – embraces new ideas and ensures new paths can 
be found.

The Universal Declaration follows in the spirit of previous international 
agreements on education. It combines those ideas, links them with novel 
concepts, and situates them within a holistic, flexible and operational 
structure resting on four key pillars of Balanced and Inclusive Education 
(BIE): Intraculturalism, Transdisciplinarity, Dialecticism and Contextuality 
(https://educationrelief.org/bie/).

The Education Relief Foundation (ERF) is a Geneva-based not-for-profit and 
non-governmental organisation which serves to develop, promote and embed a 
balanced and inclusive education through policy development, capacity building 
and civil society engagement, amongst other activities.

The first ForumBIE 2030 (https://forumbie2030.org/) was held at the United 
Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2017. In November 2018, II ForumBIE 
2030 in Mexico City saw both the launch of the Global Guide of Ethics, 
Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education 
(https://educationrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ERF-GlobalGuide.pdf), 
and the initial signing of the International Call for Balanced and Inclusive 
Education – the document which called for the preparation of the Universal 
Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education.

To date, the International Call for Balanced and Inclusive Education 
(https://educationrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FINAL-ICBIE-EN.pdf) has 
garnered 41 signatures, representing 671 governmental, academic and civil 
society entities from 110 countries.

Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1029418/ERF_Logo.jpg
Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1081168/ERF_Djibouti_Signing.jpg
Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1081173/ERF_and_UDBIE_flags.jpg

For more information, contact:
Etienne Lacombe-Kishibe, Head of Media and Communications 
E: e.kishibe@educationrelief.org | P: 0041 22 920 0859 | M: 0041 79 864 2692

SOURCE: Education Relief Foundation (ERF)
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