UNESCO Report on SDG4

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UNESCO Report on SDG4

"Beyond Commitments - How countries implement SDG4"

A special publication on the occasion of the 2019 High-level Political Forum, prepared by the Global Education Monitoring Report team under the auspices of the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee.2019

Almost one-third of the time set to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has elapsed. The 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF), the global SDG follow-up and review mechanism, represents a major stock-taking moment for countries, especially as regards SDG 4, the education goal, which is being reviewed for the first time. 

An analysis of the questionnaires submitted by 72 governments shows that most countries refer to SDG 4 as a framework in which they place their education planning. A core recommendation is that countries should align their education plans and policies with their international commitments. While countries align their national targets with SDG 4 in a variety of ways, six areas are well geared for accelerating progress to reach the goal.

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The document was published simultaneously with another report, "Meeting Commitments - Are Countries on Track to archieve SDG 4?" by UNESCO.

Co-produced with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, this paper highlights the first ever projections for SDG 4 targets. A third of the way to 2030, it shows that the world is drastically off track. By 2030, one in six children, adolescents and youth will still be out of school. Only six in ten young people will be completing secondary education

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Quality education