Sustainable Development Goals
Together, EI and the Education Commission have highlighted the following seven key areas where the report supports and addresses the needs of teachers:
Bitter conflict, increasing radicalization, the mass movement of people, growing inequality, climate change, sluggish global economic growth. In a world beset by seemingly insurmountable problems, it can be hard to know where to start to bring about change for the better.
Over the last 15 years, the number of students worldwide has increased by some 243 million, a reflection of governments’ commitment to expanding access to education.
In Côte d’Ivoire, I once met a boy working on a cocoa farm whose only dream was someday to taste the rich brown chocolate he helped produce. And in Pakistan, I once rescued a boy who sewed footballs and wished only to play with the product of his work.
UN chief urges global support for plan to unlock biggest expansion of educational opportunity in history
For too long, quality education has been accessible to the privileged few, but as people become more interdependent, quality education and lifelong learning must be available to all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
“A quarter of a billion children and young people are out of school. Another 330 million are not learning because we fail to invest in them even when they are in school.”
The Commission offers sobering diagnosis and bold, concrete recommendations about how global education financing should and can be increased and deployed. This report should be treated as a once-in-a-generation roadmap to set global education on the right path.