Ensuring inclusive & equitable quality education

Education for Transformation

Formal institutional and legal reform alone is inadequate to achieve enhanced, effective international governance; attention must also be paid to engage the support and participation of global populations who international institutions serve. The foundation for a renewed United Nations must be the shared values of all those who support it, and a solid “civics” understanding of global institutions. Public education, both formal and informal, and extensive engagement through social and other media, are critical for consolidating shared values. Populations around the world must be grounded in key principles of the international order—such as peaceful settlement of disputes and universal respect for human rights— in order to uphold these principles and the relevant institutions. Lifelong learning/education is also needed for those who serve in global institutions and those who participate in international governance processes. Those devoted to tackling our global challenges will need new or evolved skills, new ways of thinking and particular qualities of evolved, ethical leadership relevant to their roles in complex, international environments.
Formal institutional and legal reform alone is inadequate to achieve enhanced, effective international governance; attention must also be paid to engage the support and participation of global populations who international institutions serve. The foundation for a renewed United Nations must be the shared values of all those who support it, and a solid “civics” understanding of global institutions. Public education, both formal and informal, and extensive engagement through social and other media, are critical for consolidating shared values. Populations around the world must be grounded in key principles of the international order—such as peaceful settlement of disputes and universal respect for human rights— in order to uphold these principles and the relevant institutions. Lifelong learning/education is also needed for those who serve in global institutions and those who participate in international governance processes. Those devoted to tackling our global challenges will need new or evolved skills, new ways of thinking and particular qualities of evolved, ethical leadership relevant to their roles in complex, international environments.

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

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This book’s trenchant analysis of what ails the running of the globe should be read by policymakers everywhere, and certainly by those many citizens who concern themselves with fostering a better and more functional world. Change comes slowly, but this book is a prodding catalyst.

Robert I. Rotberg, Harvard Kennedy School, author of On Governance

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