Education Post-2015

Following the Programme “Education for All” that was initiated in 1990 and reaffirmed in 2000, UNESCO launched a new Programme, in order to achieve the Millenium Development Goals that weren’t reached before 2015. After discussions with international education stakeholders on the importance and the future of education beyond 2015, UNESCO presented its vision on the post-2015 education agenda.  The new programme proposed is called Education Post-2015 and its overarching goal is to “Ensure equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030”. This goal includes seven main targets:


1. Early childhood care and education

By 2030, at least x%* of girls and boys are ready for primary school through participation in quality early childhood care and education, including at least one year of free and compulsory pre-primary education, with particular attention to gender equality and the most marginalized. 


2. Basic education    

By 2030, all girls and boys complete free and compulsory quality basic education of at least 9 years and achieve relevant learning outcomes, with particular attention to gender equality and the most marginalized. 


3. Youth and adult literacy  

By 2030, all youth and at least x% of adults reach a proficiency level in literacy and numeracy sufficient to fully participate in society, with particular attention to girls and women and the most marginalized.   


4. Skills for work  

By 2030, at least x% of youth and y% of adults have the knowledge and skills for decent work and life through technical and vocational, upper secondary and tertiary education and training, with particular attention to gender equality and the most marginalized. 


5. Skills for citizenship and sustainable development  

By 2030, all learners acquire knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to establish sustainable and peaceful societies, including through global citizenship education and education for sustainable development. 


6. Teachers

By 2030, all governments ensure that all learners are taught by qualified, professionally-trained, motivated and well-supported teachers. 


7. Financing  of education  

By 2030, all countries allocate at least 4-6% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or at least 15-20% of their public expenditure to education, prioritizing groups most in need; and strengthen financial cooperation for education, prioritizing countries most in need. 


*Global benchmarks and/or national targets should be developed


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