Education in the 21st century: new challenges and solutions

Panel discussion on trends in international education

Discussion panel

“Education in the 21st century: new challenges and solutions”


September 27, 2023, 11.00 – 13.00 Kyiv time (GMT+3)


Moderator: Mr. Volodymyr STESHENKO, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Department of International Law



The discussion panel will consider modern trends in education that have developed at the global level and in the practice of individual countries.

The participants will include the heads and members of the national delegations of the first and second sessions of the Intergovernmental Special Committee meeting related to the revision of the 1974 Recommendation concerning Education, held from May 30 to June 2, and from July 10 to 13, 2023, respectively, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Ukrainian and foreign scholars.

The panelists will share their views on the Recommendation on Education for Peace and Human Rights, International Understanding, Co-operation, Fundamental Freedoms, Global Citizenship, and Sustainable Development, adopted by the Intergovernmental Special Committee meeting.

The participants will also share experiences of the national education systems of their countries.


Launguage: English

27 september 2023
11.00 - 13.00 Kyiv time (GMT+3)
Registration of participants for the event in Zoom format


John Packer

Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa (Canada). Previously, Professor Packer taught at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and at the University of Essex, held Fellowships at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, and has lectured at […]

Topic of speech: ''Progressive Development through UNESCO’s revised 1974 Recommendation on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Development''

Stig Arne Skjerven

Stig Arne Skjerven is Norway’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO in Paris, and he was Norway’s delegate to both the meetings in the negotiations on the revised 1974-recommendation. An important part of his current portfolio is to follow up Norway’s priorities in the field of global education. Before becoming a diplomat in Paris, Mr. Skjerven has extensively experience […]

Topic of speech: ''Norway’s views on the process and text of the revised 1974 Recommendation''

Lutz Möller

Deputy Secretary-General of the German Commission for UNESCO and Head of its Policy Department. Lutz Möller holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from LMU University Munich, and has a study background in Physics and Philosophy (Munich, Oxford). At the German Commission for UNESCO, Lutz Moeller has an overall responsibility for policy advice to the federal […]

Topic of speech: ''From “climate crisis” to 21st century skills and much more: Core reasons, why the 2023 UNESCO Education Recommendation will be a true milestone''

Soon-Yong Pak

Dr. Soon-Yong Pak currently teaches anthropology and education at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He received his M.A. in International Development Education from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Yenching Institute during 2012–2013 academic year. He is currently the Executive Editor of […]

Topic of speech: ''Global Citizenship Education for the 21st Century: Building bridges for a sustainable future''

Laura Limperk-Kütaru

Ms Laura Limperk-Kütaru is serving as the Counsellor for Education and Science at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the OECD and UNESCO from August 2022, based in Paris. Prior to her current role, she has worked at the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia since 2014 in several positions related […]

Topic of speech: ''Learning in the 21st century – personalised approaches''

Tommi Himberg

Counsellor, Permanent delegation of Finland to the OECD and UNESCO, Paris; Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland. Dr. Himberg works as a counsellor for education and science policy in the permanent delegation of Finland to the OECD and UNESCO. Prior to his mission in Paris, he was a post-doctoral researcher and university teacher, studying dynamics of […]

Topic of speech: ''Strengthening democracies through Education''

Morten Kjaerum

Morten Kjærum is Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) in Sweden. He was the first director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna, and founding Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. He has been a member of CERD and chair of ICC/GANHRI as well […]

Topic of speech: ''The importance of human rights education in the 21st century''

Michiel Boele Van Hensbroek

Michiel has worked in education and policy for almost a decade. Combining knowledge of implementation and the realities of teacher with knowledge of policymaking and the political aspect of policy work. Michiel has participated in various international fora, such as the GENE 2030 conference and he was on the Dutch delegation for negotiating the revision […]

Topic of speech: ''The challenges of the Dutch education system, the curriculum reform and international cooperation''

Floris Smit

Floris Smit is a policy adviser and expert on examination. Before he worked in higher education. In his current job he is combining his academic knowledge with experience in education policy.

Topic of speech: ''The challenges of the Dutch education system, the curriculum reform and international cooperation''

Dalia Stabrauskaitė

Dalia currently works as education programme coordinator at the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, as well as national coordinator of UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Lithuania. She holds a Master of Science from the University of Edinburgh and has experience of working with both education and culture policies, and managing public funds. Previously she worked […]

Topic of speech: ''The importance of consistency and synergies between policies for advancing education''

Ivan Nazarov

Ivan Nazarov is a Deputy Head of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, Doctor of Law (Dr. hab), Professor of the Department of Civil Justice and Advocacy Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. The field of scientific interests is the development and improvement of the quality of higher legal education, academic integrity in scientific […]

Topic of speech: ''Ensuring academic integrity in educational activities: challenges and solutions''

Oleksandr Pyzhov

PhD in Law, Chairman of the Senate of the Commission on Legal Education and Awareness, Vice-Rector for Research and Academic Affairs and Strategic Development of the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine. Dr. Pyzhov is an expert on legal education at the OSCE in Ukraine and an expert on educational policy and human […]

Topic of speech: ''Constitutional Regulation of Education: Tasks and Challenges of the Present''


Volodymyr Steshenko

PhD, Professor, Chair of the Department of International Law.

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