Learning to live together sustainably - are we making progress? Global monitoring of Target 4.7

When, local time: 
Friday, 2 March 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium

This briefing meeting, organized for representatives of UNESCO Member States and International Organizations, will present and discuss recent progress at country-level on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship (GCED). The meeting will be an opportunity for Member States to ask questions and engage in a dialogue on key findings of the report and planned future steps towards Target 4.7 monitoring and reporting.

As part of its lead role on ESD and GCED, within the UN system, UNESCO spearheads the monitoring of progress towards Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education.

To collect data towards the monitoring of this target, UNESCO uses a survey instrument developed for the monitoring of the implementation of the 1974 Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the principles of which are closely aligned to SDG 4.7. The last reports submitted by Member States, therefore, provide important insight into the current state of implementation worldwide regarding ESD and GCED.

This agenda items will include:
- Introduction by Ms Soo-Hyang Choi, Director of the Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO HQs
- Release of the report from the 6th Round of the 1974 Recommendation with key findings and analysis by Mr Alexander Leicht, Chief of the Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, UNESCO HQs
- Finalisation of indicators in relation to SDG4 target 4.7 including the most recent outcomes from the Technical Cooperation Group (TCG) and support to countries for measuring progress by Ms Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute of Statistics
- Ongoing and future plans including additional data collection by Mr Christopher Castle, Chief of the Section of Education and Health, UNESCO HQs
- Discussion/Q&A