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.
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.