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Experts discuss the new global education agenda for Education For All and identify related policy challenges faced by governments, civil society, the private sector and universities.
As the United Nations General Assembly prepares to adopt the post-2015 development agenda 25–27 September 2015 in New York, debates continue regarding the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will complete the unfinished task of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Unlike the MDGs, the proposed SDGs are meant to be global in nature and universally applicable, and they will take into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respect national policies and priorities.
Education has been identified as Goal 4 – "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". Many argue that quality education is the key to addressing all the goals, whether it be about ending poverty, achieving food security, ensuring healthy lives, addressing gender equality, promoting peaceful societies and combating climate change.
Has this argument been evident from the achievements of the MDGs? What can we learn from the MDGs that is relevant for the success of the education goal within the SDGs? What has been Australia's position and contribution towards the formulation of the SDGs and, in particular, the education goals?
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Join in the conversation with:
Kushla Munro, Assistant Secretary, Global Development Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
Alan Tuckett, President, International Council of Adult Education
Camilla Ryberg, RESULTS Australia's Online Communications and Education Manager
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