Leading Education 2030

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Sustainable Development Goal 4 encompasses all aspects of education aiming to ensure “inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030. After the Incheon Declaration adopted at the world Education Forum in 2015, UNESCO was entrusted to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 agenda with education partners, towards the achievements of the ten targets in the Education 2030 Framework for Action. Within this framework, UNESCO is committed to promote the right to education for all Palestinian children, youth and adults and actively supports the Palestinian Authority in areas of education policy and planning, teacher trainings for inclusive education, technical and vocational education, and responds to more urgent needs of children through emergency interventions in Gaza and vulnerable West Bank communities.

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As a technical advisor, UNESCO has been working closely with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, providing technical assistance for inclusive and child-friendly education, teacher education strategy, curriculum reform, and forming effective new laws and policies, to achieve targets of SDG4 in Palestine to ensure equal, equitable and quality education for all.  Through supporting global and national frameworks (Education Development Strategic Plan 2014-2019), UNESCO also engages closely with other UN agencies, civil society organizations and NGOs in the system of global and local coordination mechanisms such as Cluster Systems. For the coordinated effort of all education stakeholders and partners, UNESCO is currently co-chairing the Education Sector Working Group where main education actors in Palestine review the achievements and envision the way forward, and providing technical inputs in various education sub-thematic groups.

Through supporting global and national frameworks such as the National Policy Agenda (Priority 8: Quality Education for All) and the  Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2017-2022, in addition to the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), UNESCO engages closely with other UN agencies and civil society organizations in the system of global and local coordination mechanisms such as the Thematic Working Groups and the Education Cluster.  Furthermore, UNESCO’s priority interventions in the field of education in emergencies in Palestine are guided by the UNESCO Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region (2018-2021).