What are Sustainable Development Goals and how do they relate to education?
In 2015, all 193 United Nations member states committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the countries will use to shape their policies and agendas. The goals are designed to be interrelated, measurable, action-oriented, and achieved by the year 2030.
The 17 global SDGs are:
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, Quality Education, pertains to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. The complete set of education targets captured in SDG 4 is in the full report, Quick Guide to Education Indicators for SDG 4. Education-related targets are also embedded in seven other goals.
SOURCE: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2018). Quick Guide to Education Indicators for SDG 4; U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; U.S. Department of State, Office of International Organizations; U.S. General Services Administration; and U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy. (2017). U.S. National Statistics for the UN Sustainable Development Goals; United States Agency for International Development. (2017). Sustainable Development Goals (archived).
Other Resources: (Listed by Release Date)