UNESCO 1974 Recommendation used to measure progress towards education target 4.7
The UNESCO Director-General has launched the Sixth Consultation on the implementation of the 1974 Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for the period 2012-2015.
Every four years, as part of its standard-setting and monitoring role, UNESCO invites Member States to report on progress made in implementing the 1974 Recommendation.
The principles of the 1974 Recommendation are closely aligned to Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal on education.
Target 4.7 is concerned with sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity, as well as on culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
Therefore, this four-year reporting process has been recognized by the 199th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board, as the main source of data to chart progress towards the achievement of Target 4.7.
The deadline for submission of country reports to UNESCO is 30 September 2016. Member States are invited to compile their reports in consultation with relevant national stakeholders, NGOs working in these areas, and National Commissions for UNESCO. All relevant information and data should be included.
Questions concerning the 6th Consultation process can be directed to UNESCO’s Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship at: gced(a)unesco.org.
The Sixth Consultation on the implementation of the Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1974)
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