Fiji conference can influence meeting in London
February 19, 2018 7:30 pm
The outcome of the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers currently underway in Nadi can influence the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in London in April.
Speaking at the conference, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland says this is also the first time an Integrated Partners’ Forum has convened in association with a Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers.
“We can help plan for a common future that is fairer, more prosperous, more sustainable and more secure; that will meet the needs of all, particularly our young people.”
Attorney General and Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the focus should be on young people.
“Throughout our discussions, I hope that we remain committed to many of the same principles that have guided us in the past, and explore new ways of thinking, new strategies of cooperation and new ways to engage with our students and young people.”
Around 500 Education Ministers and their delegations from around the world are meeting to engage in meaningful dialogue.
The conference is also an opportunity to discuss key education issues and trends this year in the context of climate change.
The outcomes of the conference will be presented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April.