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A New Social Contract for Education

It is the task of each generation to define what skills and knowledge must be passed on to future generations to meet the challenges of its time. Ours is no exception. Faced with global challenges such as growing inequalities, climate change, the rise of digital technologies, and the decline of democratic governance, we must reinvent education – “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” in the words of Nelson Mandela.

UNESCO is contributing to this process of reinvention with the new global report, Reimagining Our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education. The result of two years of work by the International Commission on the Futures of Education, it outlines the contours of education for the twenty-first century.

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