the story of a global education campaign

In addition to the UN’s support for #LetMeLearn, a range of other major partners have joined us, including UN agencies, UNICEF, UNESCO and the UN Foundation.

We were also joined by the Global Partnership for Education, Global Citizen, the Education Commission, Unlock the Future and civil society organizations like ITA in Pakistan, Climate Action Schools and Hello World. They and many others helped spread the message.

For the first day of the Transforming Education Summit, UN leaders agreed on a specific youth day, with nearly 2,000 young people joining in the discussions. For Leaders Day, Theirworld negotiated a commitment to have young people in the room and on the big screens in front of world leaders. The day opened with Theirworld’s film showing young people demanding #LetMeLearn and our Global Youth Ambassador Yuv Sungkur sitting on the platform alongside Guterres.

During the Summit and General Assembly, Theirworld and our GYAs also held talks with Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

And we hosted an event attended by the President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and the other leaders, including heads of UN agencies UNRWA and World Food Programme. Young people sat at each table, chatting with decision makers.

Young people rise to the challenge