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New publication (June 2020)

9 ideas publicationThe Covid-19 crisis has revealed inequalities and vulnerabilities, but it has also surfaced extraordinary human resourcefulness and potential. In its new report Education in a post-COVID world: Nine ideas for public action, the International Commission on the Futures of Education proposes policy actions that can be taken today to advance education tomorrow.


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The current crisis is reminding us how crucial public education is
in societies, communities, and in individual lives.

Ad-hoc meeting on the COVID-19 crisis (April 2020)

At the beginning of April the International Commission held a special meeting to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and prepared the following:.

Empathy and solidarity are needed as we collectively rethink
how our societies—how our world—should be organized

First meeting of the International Commission (January 2020)

The International Commission on the Futures of Education held its first meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 28-29 January 2020.

Launch of the Futures of Education initiative (September 2019)

UNESCO’s Futures of Education: Learning to Become initiative was launched at the UN General Assembly in September 2019. The establishment of an International Commission to be chaired by Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde was announced at the event.

As we face the profound challenges and exciting opportunities before us
we have a deep obligation to listen to children and youth
and fully involve them in decisions about the future of our shared planet


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