UNESCO is the leading UN agency for SDG 4 which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. UNESCO developed the Global Education Cooperation Mechanism (GCM), which is a cooperation and monitoring mechanism with the Global Education Meeting (GEM) at its centre.
The GCM is best understood as the ecosystem consisting of all global education actors that participate in the Global Education Meeting and have agreed to work cooperatively in support ofSDG 4. It also comprises the joint platforms and initiatives developed by those global education actors in pursuit of SDG 4.
At the heart of the GCM is the commitment to a shared global education goal and the incentives for stronger collective action and joint accountability to achieve this goal. The GCM has also developed a Knowledge Hub on SDG 4.