ENSURE INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE QUALITY EDUCATION AND PROMOTE LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Geneva is home to strong educational institutions that inform policy and practice with scientifc research. In addition, there are a number of UN organizations and NGOs with educational mandates active on improving education for all ages.

INITIATIVES:

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) has developed an interactive SDG portal that maps all its research, events, and work to the 2030 Agenda to enable the use of research in policy making and implementation.

The UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) helps countries to enshrine sustainability into formal, non-formal and informal education, moving from policy to practice.

The University of Geneva has partnered with the Tsinghua University in China to create an innovative Masters program focused on the SDGs. Through the program, students spend equal time in Geneva and China and work on real world sustainable development challenges.

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Education (SDG 4) is a foundational building block for achieving many of the other SDGs. Education enables decent work (SDG 8), promotes gender equality (SDG 5) and reduces inequality (SDG 10) when it is delivered in an equitable manner