A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT
A global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
Global consultation: what ideas have been put forward?
The pandemic showed
that we need to question
and assumptions, and
move beyond technicist
approaches to education.
- Dr. Prachi Srivastava
Check out our
new Ideas LAB
Read the new Global Declaration on Connectivity for Education
About the initiative
UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.
Over the course of two years and drawing on the inputs of over a million people, an independent International Commission under the leadership of the President of Ethiopia, Her Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde prepared a global report on the Futures of Education.
Download the full report: English, Español, Français, 한국어, Português (Additional languages will become available in the course of 2022.)
Executive Summary: English, Español, Français, Русский язык, العربية, 汉语, Català
Join the movement!
Share your reactions, ideas and improvements to the report with others. What do the report's visions and recommendations on each of these dimensions mean for you? for education in your community? for education across the world?
Organize events, and tell the world what you think! Publish your ideas on a blog, put them in an op-ed. Please also send them to UNESCO so we can link to your work – but it's important to also think about who else in you should engage with. Get organized and get others organized so that education in 2050 helps us shape peaceful, just and sustainable futures for humanity and the planet.
We need to think together in order to act together and shape the futures we want!
Communication and resources
Spark the conversation with your community and networks!
Invite others to engage in the future of education initiative and share their ideas by downloading communication materials and promoting them in your networks.
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