Dr Qian Tang
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

Chairman, Global Advisory Board, Yidan Prize

Dr Tang is leading UNESCO’s Education Sector, including Headquarters Divisions, Regional Bureaux for Education, seven Education Institutes, as well as education staff in other Field Offices, to realize the Organization’s overall education programme and facilitate its 195 Member States in the implementation of the SDG4 (education) at global, regional and country levels. Up to 2015, he has guided his team in implementing the Education for All (EFA) movement (2000-2015). At the same time starting from 2013, under the leadership of Dr Tang, UNESCO's Education Sector has been a driving force in formulating the new global education agenda, which was spelt out by the Incheon Declaration adopted at the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. In addition to guiding the UNESCO's team that co-organized this milestone event jointly with other 6 UN agencies, Dr Tang co-chaired the Drafting Group for the Incheon Declaration and the Framework for Action of the 2030 Education Agenda (Goal 4 of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda).

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