The report shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlines in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG’s). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfil that potential.
Education systems need to step up attention to environmental concerns. Education systems must take care to protect minority cultures and their languages. Education systems need to ensure they are giving people vital skills and knowledge that can support the transition to greener industries, and find new solutions for environmental problems. This requires education to continue beyond the school walls.
There is also a need for education systems to impart higher skills aligned with the demands of growing economies, where job skill sets are fast changing.
Inequality in education, interacting with wider disparities, heightens the risk of violence and conflict. The report calls on governments to start taking inequalities in education seriously, tracking them by collecting information directly from families.
The report emphasizes that the new global development agenda calls for education ministers and other education actors to work in collaboration with other sectors. Full report Summary