High-Level Reflection Group

The Group consists of scientists, historians, philosophers, writers, academics and other figures able to anticipate future global developments and to contribute to repositioning the Organization in a constantly changing context. This forward-looking reflection is vital in enabling UNESCO to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and will complement the work already begun to adapt the Organization’s structure and modes of operation.
Last update: November 10, 2021

Ideas and Opinions

Dismantling discrimination and racism
Policy needs science and empathy
Value of natural and indigenous heritage
Peace without education and open science
Building trust in science

is essential to the “general interest of humankind”

Our most pressing transnational challenges

must be addressed together

It is time to reimagine and commit fully

to education in Africa

Creating space to convene on Freedom of Expression

vital for the health of modern society

A coordinated, holistic approach is required

to protect heritage in conflict and disaster zones

Education is the foundation of gender equality
Video of the High Level Reflection Group meeting

at UNESCO in November 2019

Online meeting between the DG and the Reflection Group

at the midway mark

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HLRG remains mobilized
High Level Reflection Group starts its work
UNESCO brings together HLRG for Strategic Transformation
There's tremendous progress coming from #Africa

by Mohamed Sidibay, peace activist and law student

Each and every one of us can do something to build #peace

by Ho-Young Ahn, academic and Korean diplomat.

Education should not be a privilege but a basic right

by Maja Zalaznik, economist and former Slovenian Minister

AI as a tool of self-expression & problem-solving...

by Linda Liukas

There's a big crisis with the post-truth society...

by María Teresa Ronderos, journalist from Colombia.

Gender equality starts in the minds of people

by Kuniko Inoguchi, political scientist

We need the values that UNESCO is putting forward

Cédric Villani, mathematician, scientist