Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good? to be launched 4 November

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Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?”, will be launched at a special ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris on 4 November following the High-Level Meeting to adopt the Education 2030 Framework for Action.

The publication is the fruit of the work of a Senior Experts’ Group established by UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova to rethink education in a new global context of learning.

She will open the ceremony which takes place during the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference. Speakers will include Assistant Director-General for Education Qian Tang, co-chair of the Senior Experts’ Group Professor John Morgan, and Professor Georges Haddad who initiated the work of the Group.

The publication is a call for policy dialogue on the principles that govern education in the current context of change, complexity and uncertainty. It is also a call for public debate  on the purpose and organization of education as a collective endeavor and responsibility. 

In light of the adoption of the Education 2030 Agenda, encapsulated in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Rethinking Education can be used as a normative reference to contextualize the Education 2030 goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030.