Category Archives: Sustainable development

Countries need to prepare teachers better to teach about our impact on the environment

It’s World Environment Day. Another opportunity for global campaigners to rally around the need for stronger commitment to stop the human impact on the planet before it is too late. Another day for policy makers to be challenged as to … Continue reading

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Learning InEquality: An equality law approach to Education for All

Camilla Alonzo, Legal and Programmes Officer, Equal Rights Trust, an independent international organisation whose objective is to combat discrimination and advance equality as a fundamental human rights and a basic principle of social justice The statistics regarding the number of … Continue reading

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Fulfilling a collective responsibility to provide global public goods in education

By Manos Antoninis and Priya Joshi, Global Education Monitoring Report Global public goods are the institutions, mechanisms, and outcomes that transcend borders and provide benefits to all. Controlling infectious diseases, tackling climate change, enhancing international financial stability, strengthening international trade, … Continue reading

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SDG4-Education 2030 Steering Committee: Time for a concerted push to help countries produce the best possible data

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Dankert Vedeler, Co-Chair of the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee and Assistant Director General of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research With so many threads coming together… … Continue reading

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What is a ‘living laboratory’, and why should all universities become one?

Last year, the Planet chapter from the 2016 GEM Report formed the basis of the keynote presentation that kicked off the Education day at the COP22 in Morocco. UNESCO’s former Director-General Irina Bokova and the GEM Report’s Manos Antoninis were … Continue reading

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New GEM Report says ‘Don’t just blame the teacher when the system is at fault’

The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report was released today at global events in Maputo, Mozambique, Brasilia, Brazil and in London, UK. It stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving SDG 4. The Report highlights the responsibility of governments to … Continue reading

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Good news: Chile is going to cover climate change in its curriculum

At the end of last month, the Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, said that climate change would become an obligatory subject for students to learn in the third and fourth grades of secondary school in history and science classes. The President … Continue reading

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