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- New @GEMReport shows education must fundamentally change if we’re to meet our new development goals #SDGs #sdg4all [Tweet]

New @GEMReport says education cant just transfer knowledge. We nd skills to shift to greener ways of living #sdg4all [[Tweet]

- New @GEMReport shows by 2020 there’ll be 40mill too few workers with tertiary education relative to demand. #sdg4all [[Tweet]

- Achieving universal upper secondary education by 2030 could lift 60m out of poverty shows new @GEMReport #sdg4all [Tweet]

- Poorest countries will achieve universal primary education 100yrs later than richest shows new @GEMReport #SDG4all [Tweet]

- +1/10 rich countries will not achieve universal upper secondary completion by 2030 shows new @GEMReport #SDG4all  [Tweet]

- Stalling education progress now would increase deaths from natural disasters by 20% p/decade: @GEMReport  #SDG4all [Tweet]

.@GEMReport shows cross-sector work makes sense: delivering health treatments thru schools is 1/10 of cost #SDG4all [Tweet]

.@GEMReport calls on governments to track inequalities with a new globally comparable survey on education #SDG4all [Tweet]

- Education is best climate change awareness tool, yet only 1/2 countries incl environmental edu in curricula #SDG4all [Tweet]

- Analysis of aid since 2003 showed it was associated with trade interests, not numbers out of school #SDG4all [Tweet]


Education for people and planet:

.@IrinaBokova Achieving #education commitments requires unprecedented & immediate break with past trends #SDG4all

Contrary to global commitments for #2030, universal primary education will be achieved in 2042 #SDG4all

Presently 1% of poorest rural females will reach target of upper secondary #education #SDG4all

One in ten children will still not complete primary education by the global deadline in 2030 shows new @GEMReport

Universal lower secondary #education will only be achieved in 2059 #SDG4all #SDG4all

Universal upper secondary #education will be achieved in 2084 #SDG4all

Not even rich countries are on course to meet #education 2030 targets #SDG4all

Poorest countries wont achieve universal lower secondary education until next century shows new @GEMReport #SDG4all

Universal upper sec education for women in #SSAfrica by 2030 wld prevent 3.5mill child deaths in a decade #SDG4all

Universal upper secondary edu by 2030 in low income countries could increase p/capita income by 75% by 2050 #SDG4all

Achieving universal secondary education by 2030 could prevent 20,000 deaths from disasters by 2040–2050 #SDG4all

.@BenavotGMR Complacency in #education is not an option if we are to solve global challenges #SDG4all

.@JeffDSachs: Learning shld start at birth & cont to adulthood to achieve #SDGs- 1/3 adults are financially literate

.@GEMReport says: Learning must continue throughout our lives, in schools, in communities & in the workplace #SDG4all

To achieve sustainable development other sectors must view #education as a partner for #change #SDG4all

Education needs a re-think if we are to live up to the needs of people & our planet shows new @GEMReport #SDG4ALL

For #education to be transformative in support of new #SDGs, ‘education as usual’ will not suffice #SDG4all

Ministries, civil society, the private sector, local & national govts much collaborate to achieve #SDG4all

We must use education as a capacity-building tool in all sectors #SDG4all

We must invest in integrated interventions that'll have multiplier effect for several dev outcomes #SDG4all

Edu can't fight inequality alone- cross sectoral co-op is needed to reduce barriers to gender equality  #SDG4ALL

Education funding needs to be both adequate & predictable to ensure provision of good quality education #SDG4ALL

Recommendations for monitoring SDG 4:

Regional orgs must help countries exchange info on education successes & challenges, including equity #SDG4ALL

Quality is about more than learning outcomes. Countries must monitor curricula & textbooks too- @GEMReport #SDG4ALL

Education ministries should help craft questions on education for household surveys #SDG4ALL

Countries should adopt national education accounts to know who's contributing what, from govt to households #SDG4ALL

Monitoring learning should incl monitoring skills of those who’ve never been to school, or have dropped out #SDG4ALL

Education ministries need to work closer with national stats agencies to know more abt edu inequalities #SDG4ALL

A global research hub should be set up with resources relevant to monitoring the new education targets  #SDG4ALL

Countries must be given chance to contribute to discussions on monitoring edu in informed & meaningful way #SDG4ALL

We do not need a data revolution! Just better coordination between agencies & more resources  #SDG4ALL

We would know more abt teacher availability if personnel databases were linked with edu management systems #SDG4ALL

We urgently need a global mechanism on scholarships so we know who is receiving them and to study what #SDG4ALL


Countries are not going to meet a single global #education commitment by #2030, shows the first official @GEM Report UNESCO for the new global #education goal, having devastating consequences for #development. #SDG4all

The 2016 @GEM Report UNESCO, shows that, on current trends, contrary to global commitments for 2030, universal primary education will be achieved in 2042; universal lower secondary completion in 2059; and universal upper secondary completion in 2084. #SDG4all

The 2016 @GEM Report UNESCO shows that even modest progress can make a big difference to key #development outcomes. Achieving universal upper secondary #education by 2030 could prevent 3.5 million child deaths between 2050-2060.  Achieving this target in low income countries by 2030 could increase per capita income by 75% by 2050 and lift 60 million out of poverty.


Countries are not going to meet any of the global education commitments by 2030, shows the first official monitoring Report for the new global education goal, having devastating consequences for development. The 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, UNESCO, shows that, on current trends, contrary to global commitments for 2030, universal primary education will be achieved in 2042; universal lower secondary completion in 2059; and universal upper secondary completion in 2084.

“A fundamental change is needed in the way we think about education’s role in global development, because it has a catalytic impact on the well-being of individuals and the future of our planet,” said UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova. “Now, more than ever, education has a responsibility to be in gear with 21st century challenges and aspirations, and foster the right types of values and skills that will lead to sustainable and inclusive growth, and peaceful living together.”

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