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  1. 16 September 2019
    Pope Francis launched the Global Compact on Education

    On September 12, 2019, Pope Francis launched a global education alliance: the Global Compact on Education. The Pope asks to join efforts so that education generates peace, justice and acceptance among peoples.

  2. 15 October 2020
    Looking beyond

    At the Pontifical Lateran University, Pope Francis has once again addressed the theme of education, which is central to his teaching.
    The Pope's message was commented on by young students and by the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay.

  3. 5 October 2021
    World meeting of representatives of religions


    On October 5, 2021, on the occasion of World Teachers’ and Educators’ Day, held in the Vatican the meeting «Religions and Education: towards a Global Compact on Education». The representatives of the religions of the world dialogued together with Pope Francis about the main educational challenges and, on that occasion, greeted the teachers and educators of all the world. At the end of the meeting, calling upon the cooperation of UNESCO, they invited the institutions of the world to put education at the very centre of the international agenda.

  4. 30 May – 1 June 2022
    ​Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education

    The Universities which, in the world, guide the research work on the Global Compact on Education met at the Academy of Sciences, in the Vatican. They valuated the work accomplished and planned the development of the GCE.
    At the end of the meeting they were received by Pope Francis.

  5. 19 September 2022
    Transform Education, the call at the United Nations

    Cardinal Parolin, the Holy See Secretary of State, addresses participants in the UN “Transforming Education Summit” to address issues in global education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunches PopeFrancis’ call for a Global Compact on Education.

  6. 6 November 2022
    Presentation of the African Education Pact

    Inspired by the Global Compact on Education promoted by Pope Francis, the African Education Pact aims to educate young people by drawing on Christian values and traditional African culture. It was launched at the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, held in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  7. 1-6 August 2023
    The Global Compact on Education at the WYD in Lisbon

    ​The 38th World Youth Day took place from 1 to 6 August 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. In this extraordinary educational context, with Pope Francis and young people from all over the world, we have relaunched the Global Compact on Education commitments.

  8. 19 September 2023
    Education: a catalytic investment for development

    Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, spoke at the event "Education: a catalytic investment for development", organized on the margins of the UN General Assembly's 2023 High-Level Week. His speech focused on the Global compact on Education.

  9. 22 February 2024
    Education, a Common Emergency

    Meeting-debate on the recommendations of the African Union on the subject of education. The Global Compact on Education is also among the promoters of the initiative.