Commission publications and documents
Progress update (March 2021)
The International Commission on the Futures of Education has released a Progress Update on its work. It includes background information on the initiative and its ambitions, an introduction to the its co-construction and consultation features, and a provisional outline of the Report and the main lines of argument.
In line with the spirit of a broad consultation and co-construction process,
UNESCO welcomes comments and suggestions (deadline 30 April 2021).
This Progress Update (March 2021) is available in English and French
It will also be available in Arabic and Spanish soon
New publication (June 2020)
The 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.
New report Education in a post-COVID world: Nine ideas for public action
(also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian)
"Le temps est venu d’agir pour ce bien commun mondial qu’est l’éducation"
Le Monde (France)
"Investing in education as a global common good"
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
"Decisiones vitales para transformar la educación del mañana"
El País (Spain)
"O ensino à distância veio agravar as desigualdades existentes"
"High-stake choices to transform the future of education"
China Daily (China)
in societies, communities, and in individual lives.
Joint statement 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:
Joint Statement "Protecting and Transforming Education for Shared Futures and
Common Humanity" (also available in Arabic, French and Spanish)
Individual Statements from members of the International Commission "Protecting
and Transforming Education for Shared Futures and Common Humanity"
how our societies—how our world—should be organized
Outcome document of first meeting of International Commission (February 2020)
The International Commission on the Futures of Education held its first meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 28-29 January 2020. Please refer here for the Agenda, Reference document, and Minutes
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.
Learn more about the launch event: official press release
A full video recording of the launch event is available here
we have a deep obligation to listen to children and youth
and fully involve them in decisions about the future of our shared planet