The Global Education 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious, aspirational and universal agenda to wipe out poverty through sustainable development by 2030. When it adopted the new Agenda in September 2015, the international community recognized that education was essential for the success of all 17 of its goals.

Ambitions for education are essentially captured in Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

Through the Incheon Declaration adopted at the World Education Forum in May 2015, UNESCO, as the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, was entrusted to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 agenda with its partners.

The roadmap to achieve the ten targets of the education goal is the  Education 2030 Framework for Action, adopted in November 2015, which provides guidance to governments and partners on how to turn commitments into action.
UNESCO: Leading Education 2030

Latin America and the Caribbean

On January 25 2017, in the Buenos Aires Declaration the Latin American and Caribbean countries enshrined agreements on educational priorities with a view to 2030. The Ministers of Education stated in their declaration that the Education 2030 Agenda shall contribute to eliminating poverty, reducing inequalities and caring for the environment, through inclusive, quality education and lifelong learning

The authorities agreed on the necessary regional coordination mechanisms to achieve the educational goals. They recognized the urgent need to carry out further changes, which would entail a new outlook on education, learning, teaching, policies and actions in the region.

Meeting of Ministers of Education of Latin America and the Caribbean “E2030: Education and Skills for the 21st century” (January 2017) | Spa

Technical Follow-up Meeting to the Regional Ministerial Meeting in Buenos Aires: Regional Roadmap for the Implementation of SDG4 - E2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean (April 2017)

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