In 2015, the international community adopted a set of 17 goals as part of a new global agenda on sustainable development.
Goal 4 : Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
Why does education matter?
Education is the key that will allow many other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved. When people are able to get quality education they can break from the cycle of poverty. Education therefore helps
to reduce inequalities and to reach gender equality. It also empowers people everywhere to live more healthy and sustainable lives. Education is also crucial to fostering tolerance between people and contributes to more peaceful societies. So through education, people can get better jobs and have better lives?
• 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women.
• Enrolment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 per cent but 57 million children remain out of school.
• More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa.
• An estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas.
Goal 4 Target: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
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