Education

Inclusive and equitable quality education for all

Education is the key to individual and social development. It is essential for personal development and a fulfilled life. Education is also a condition for sustainable development.

It enables individuals to understand the impact of their own actions on the world, to deal with change and risks and to take responsible decisions. In order to develop its full potential, education must be inclusive, equitable and of high quality. Education is a human right.

Inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030

With the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development states worldwide have pledged to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030 and promote lifelong learning. UNESCO leads the implementation of this Global Education Agenda 2030 within the UN family. It is the only specialized UN agency monitoring progress in education worldwide. With its holistic approach to education, its innovative educational concepts and its broad network of partners in science, politics and practice, it makes a unique contribution to improving education worldwide.

Our contribution

The German Commission for UNESCO works on the basis of a humanistic understanding of education. That is an education that enables everyone to develop his or her personality and lead a fulfilled life. The Commission contributes to the implementation of the Global Education Agenda 2030 at international and national level.

Advising policymakers, supporting expert discussions and pooling expertise are only some of the tasks of the Commission. In its work it primarily focuses on education for sustainable development, inclusive education and Open Educational Resources. With its network of UNESCO Associated Schools in Germany and UNESCO Chairs at German universities, the German Commission for UNESCO provides a practical contribution to achieving the global educational goals. Its cultural volunteer service kulturweit enables young people to gather learning experiences abroad.


Education 2030 - Global Sustainability Goal 4
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Education

Education 2030 - Global Sustainability Goal 4

To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ by 2030.
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Education for sustainable development

Education

Education for sustainable development

Sustainable Development is achieved once people around the world live together in dignity and develop their personality taking into account resource scarcity and the inherent value of natural heritage - today and in the future.
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Inclusive education
Gruppe von unterschiedlichen Schülerinnen und Schülern

Education

Inclusive education

Inclusion entails the right of all learners to quality education and the development of their full potential, regardless of special educational needs, disability, sex, social or economical backgrounds.
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Open Educational Resources
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Education

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. This open license permits authors to choose freely which rights they want to grant users.
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UNESCO Associated Schools

Education

UNESCO Associated Schools

Throughout Germany you can find more than 300 UNESCO associated schools. The German UNESCO associated schools work closely together and benefit from the broad international exchange with more than 10.000 UNESCO associated schools in over 180 countries.
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UNESCO Chairs in Germany
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Education

UNESCO Chairs in Germany

More than 700 UNESCO Chairs in more than 120 countries currently cooperate to implement UNESCO's goals in science and education. They all provide excellent research and teaching in regard to UNESCO's mandate.
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Voluntary service kulturweit
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Education

Voluntary service kulturweit

kulturweit is the international voluntary service within the framework of Germany’s foreign culture relations and education policy.
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