Heads of State, government leaders, UN high-level representatives and civil society met in 2015 at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This ambitious agenda, “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” was designed with the active involvement of UNESCO. Education plays a central theme throughout the 2030 Agenda, which includes a stand-alone education goal and education-related targets within 7 other of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 4 aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030. The goal consists of ten targets to guide countries along a transformative path to a sustainable education agenda.

Author UN educational scientific and cultural organization

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