UNESCO aims to contribute to the global post-2015 education agenda (Education For All, Millenium Development Goals) by mobilizing ideas and knowledge, analysing emerging development trends, anticipating their impact on education, and proposing relevant orientations and recommendations for the future of education.

In the pursuit of this mission, UNESCO aims:

  • To mobilize expertise on education both within UNESCO as well as through external expertise research partnerships and networks.
  • To catalyse critical debate, creative thinking, the sharing and creation of knowledge on education.
  • To analyse emerging societal development trends, to anticipate their impact on education and training policy and practice, and to propose innovative ideas to guide education policy.
  • To chart new paradigms in view of guiding the global education development agenda beyond 2015.
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