Mission 4.7 brings together high-level leaders from across the world to highlight the critical importance of education for sustainable development education for sustainable development and global citizenship. It was launched at the Vatican Youth Symposium on Dec. 16, 2020.
Mission 4.7 will build on and draw upon UNESCO’s global leadership on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), as mandated by its Member States and the UN General Assembly, respectively, as well as on its responsibility for the monitoring of SDG Target 4.7. Mission 4.7 will ensure alignment with UNESCO’s global frameworks and conceptualizations, and complement existing programs already underway in this context.
In addition to advocating for the achievement of SDG Target 4.7 at global, national, and local levels, Mission 4.7 will also curate and create relevant educational resources, push countries for greater investments in quality education, and identify ways to train and support educators around the world.
Members of Mission 4.7
It is with great sadness that we have received the terrible news of the loss of our friend and colleague John OKORO, from Uganda. Our deepest condolences go to his wife, family and relatives in this tragic moment.
The 2020 AMFORHT General Assembly was hosted online on Dec. 15, 2020 by the ESHRA - Ecole Supérieure d'Hôtellerie et de Restauration d'Alger, Algeria.
The event welcomed the participation of Ministers and leading personalities from the hospitality and tourism world in Algeria, which gathered at ESHRA.
On that occasion, the 24th AMFORHT World Forum in Seoul, Korea was announced. Initially planned in May 2021, it will tentatively take place in April or October 2021.
Due to the current extraordinary global circumstances, the general assembly was exceptionally held remotely this year.
Amb. DHO Young-shim, Chairperson of the International Charity Foundation- ICF and Chair of the UN SGs Advocates Alumni organized a mission on Nov. 27, 2020, in Andong city, in the Korean Province North Gyeongsang, in order to expand the Hello Friends program so that it benefits more multicultural families throughout Korea.
H.E. Mr. Simon SMITH, British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, participated in this mission, which included official meetings with the Governor of Gyeongsang Province, Mr. LEE Cheol Woo, and the Mayor of Andong city, Mr. Kweon Young-Sae, as well as a visit of to a multicultural center in Andong. In the future Korean volunteers will also be invited to join the program.
Hello Friends was initiated by ICF in order to provide children from multicultural families in Korea with an opportunity to learn and practice English with the support of English native speakers. So far, the project has been implemented virtually in partnership with the US military base in the city of Pyeongtaek which facilitated English language sessions by American volunteers for children families living in this area.