The 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all, UNESCO, is due to be launched next Tuesday, the 6th of September.
Multiple events are planned in over 50 countries around the world to present and debate the Report’s findings and recommendations. All are invited to attend, and can find an invitation about the events’ location, and logistics via the GEM Report website.
The GEM Report, which builds on the experience of the previous EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) series, received a new mandate from the international education community to assess the progress of education under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 2016 Report, the first of a new 15-year series, begins by highlighting the ways that education can serve as a catalyst for the overall sustainable development agenda. It presents compelling arguments and substantive evidence for the types of education that are vital for achieving the goals of poverty reduction, hunger eradication, improved health, gender equality and empowerment, sustainable agriculture, resilient cities and more equal, inclusive and just societies.
The second half of the Report responds to its official mandate, tackling the many challenges concerning ways of assessing progress towards the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), including concrete recommendations for policy change at the national, regional and global level. Each of the seven education targets and three means of implementation in SDG 4 are examined in turn. In addition, education finance and education systems are analysed, as is the extent to which education can be monitored in the other SDG goals.
DIGITAL YOUTH EVENT:
For those unable to join any of the planned launch events, you can join in Digital Youth Event on September 7 at 4pm Paris time/2pm UTC via GoogleHangout. The Director of the GEM Report, Aaron Benavot, will be discussing its findings, and taking questions from participants, along with a n impressive group of young people from around the world:
– Salam Al-Nukta, GEM Report Youth Advisor, Syria
– Anusheh Bakht Aziz, Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group, Pakistan
– Vivian Onano, Community & Partnership Consultant with Africa 2.0 Foundation, Youth Advisor to the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group, Kenya
–Xiuhtexcatl Martinez, Youth Director, Earth Guardian, USA
–Joseph Munyambanza, Co-founder, COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa, DRC
– Junjian Gaoshan, Youth analyst, UNFPA, China
– David Crone, Youth advisor and ambassador at Plan UK and advisor to the English commissioner for child rights, UK
- See where all the confirmed launch events for this Report are taking place around the world, which you might wish to attend.
- Join in the conversation: @GemReport #sdg4all
- Sign up to receive the Report in your inbox the day of launch
- Contact the GEM Report Team for more information.