Release of Progress Update from the International Commission

Futures of Education - Commission's Progress Update document

For more than a year UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative has been catalysing a global debate on how education, learning and knowledge need to be re-imagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and fragility. 

This consultation has engaged nearly a million people already and has helped to inform the Report that the International Commission on the Futures of Education is in the process of preparing.  

The International Commission has now released a Progress Update document that provides background information on the initiative and its ambitions, the provisional outline of the report, and an explanation of the main points and arguments currently envisioned for each section and sub-section

It would be of great use to the International Commission to receive comments and suggestions on this Progress Update—particularly around: 

(a) the coherence of the arguments presented

(b) what elements need further attention, development or are missing, and

(c) what is most novel and promising about the forthcoming Report as currently envisioned.  

UNESCO invites you to view and/or download the Commission's March 2021 Progress Update (currently available in English; Arabic, French and Spanish versions available soon) as well as to share your views and ideas by 30th April 2021.

All inputs will be carefully reviewed and feed into the preparation of the forthcoming global Report on the futures of education (to be launched in November this year on the occasion of UNESCO's 41st General Conference).

Please note that inputs may be submitted either through our online feedback platform (which will also be available in other languages soon) or sent by email to (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish or Russian).




We need to think together in order to act together and shape the futures we want!

The global consultation process is open !


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