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World Education Forum sets roadmap for global education until 2030

The global education agenda for the next 15 years is discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015), which opened in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on 19 May. The conference sets out a global roadmap for Education until 2030.

The Declaration on Education 2030 to be agreed at the Forum will mobilize all countries and partners to implement the new agenda, and propose ways for its coordination, financing and monitoring – globally, regionally and nationally – to ensure equal educational opportunities for all.

 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the event. “Education secures human rights, including health and employment,” he told the 1500 participants. “And education is also essential to fighting security threats, including the rise of violent extremism.”

 

The Forum brings together more than 130 government ministers, along with high-level government officials, Nobel Prize Laureates, heads of international and non-governmental organizations, academics, representatives of the private sector, researchers and other key stakeholders.

 

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