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Education transforms lives

Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development. It is a human right for all throughout life. The Organization is the only United Nations agency with a mandate to cover all aspects of education. It has been entrusted to lead the Global Education 2030 Agenda through Sustainable Development Goal 4.  

UNESCO provides global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education with gender equality as an underlying principle. Its work encompasses quality educational development from pre-school to higher education and beyond.

Reimagining our futures together

Let’s reflect on education as we look to 2050: What should we continue doing? What should we abandon? What needs to be creatively invented afresh? UNESCO is proposing answers to these three essential questions in its new global report on the Futures of Education. More

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Video playlist

Education transforms lives. Every day around the globe. This playlist shows UNESCO’s action in education and our vision for the future of learning. 

Learning never stops
Global education monitoring report 2022: gender report, deepening the debate on those still left behind
UNESCO
2022
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Leave no child behind: global report on boys’ disengagement from education
UNESCO
2022
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Evidence on the gendered impacts of extended school closures: a systematic review
UNESCO
2022
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Global education monitoring report, 2021/2: non-state actors in education: who chooses? who loses?
UNESCO
2021
UNESCO
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Teachers have their say: motivation, skills and opportunities to teach education for sustainable development and global citizenship
UNESCO
Education International
2021
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Reimagining our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education
UNESCO
2021
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