Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-4)

Education is a human right and a force for sustainable development and peace. Every goal in the 2030 Agenda requires education to empower people with the knowledge, skills and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to their societies.

The ESD for 2030 roadmap sets out the urgent challenges facing the planet and underlines the implementation of the new Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) framework, which aims to increase the contribution of education to building a more just and sustainable world. The 8 Millennium Development Goals are likely to be replaced by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4). SDG4 is aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all” by 2030. The roadmap to achieve the education goal, adopted in November 2015, provides guidance to governments and partners on how to turn commitments into action (Education 2030 Framework for Action). UNESCO is responsible for coordinating the international community to achieve this goal through partnerships, policy guidance, capacity development, monitoring and advocacy. The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) of the 2030 Agenda, Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all are:

4.1 Free Primary and Secondary Education

4.2 Equal Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education

4.3 Equal Access to Affordable Technical, Vocational and Higher Education

4.4 Increase the Number of People with Relevant Skills for Financial Success

4.5 Eliminate All Discrimination in Education

4.6 Universal Literacy and Numeracy

4.7 Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

4.a Build and Upgrade Inclusive And Safe Schools

4.b Expand Higher Education Scholarships For Developing Countries

4.c Increase The Supply Of Qualified Teachers In Developing Countries