Education and knowledge as global common goods

When, local time: 
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
United States of America, New York
Type of Event: 
Interagency meeting
Contact: 
Sobhi Tawil

UN Roundtable Discussion
With some 120 participants representing UN Member States, UN agencies, multilateral organizations, civil society organizations, academia, businesses, etc., the event will highlight the changes that signal the emergence of a new global context for learning which in turn has vital implications for educational governance. The principle of public good, which has long guided education policy, is now increasingly under strain and needs to be re-contextualized.

The roundtable will explore possible policy implications for the regulation of education and knowledge as global common goods within the framework of the 2030 sustainable development agenda. Possible speakers include members of the Senior Experts Group who prepared the recent UNESCO publication “Rethinking Education – Towards a global common good?”, including the co-chair, Ms Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, as well as Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences who proposed the concept of ‘global public goods’.