UNHCR, INEE and EI Convene Meeting on Refugee Teachers at TES Pre-Summit in Paris


On June 30th, 2022, INEE, UNHCR and Education International co-convened a side meeting focused on the status of refugee teachers at the United Nations Transforming Education Pre-Summit in Paris. The overall objective of the Pre-Summit was to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, elaborate initial content for the Transforming Education Summit in New York this September, and generate greater momentum. 

The side meeting, titled “Transforming our understanding of refugee teachers and teaching in contexts of forced displacement”, brought together a panel of refugee teachers, refugee youth, and government, NGO, and United Nations representatives to discuss three provocations. Their responses, along with contributions from the audience, have now been incorporated into this jointly published Meeting Outcomes and Recommendations memo.

These recommendations, along with recommendations from other teacher focused side meetings, will inform the final discussion paper for Action Track 3: Teaching and the Teaching Profession, which will frame priorities and guide debates at the Transforming Education Summit in New York.

Please share this memo document with your own organization and networks as we advocate for the improved rights, status, and work conditions of refugee and community teachers in crisis contexts.