Education for people & planet: Creating sustainable futures for all


Launch date: 6 September 2016

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet. There is an urgent need for greater headway in education. On current trends, the world will achieve universal primary education in 2042, universal lower secondary education in 2059 and universal upper secondary education in 2084. This means the world would be half a century late for the 2030 SDG deadline. 

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  • Education is best climate change awareness tool, yet only 1/2 countries incl environmental edu in curricula
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Forest Whitaker on the 2016 GEM Report
Aaron Benavot on the 2016 GEM Report
Irina Bokova on the 2016 GEM Report