Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education
Education is UNESCO’s top priority because it is a basic human right and the foundation for peace and sustainable development. The International Commission on the Futures of Education was established by UNESCO in 2019 to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
This report by the International Commission on the Futures of Education acknowledges the power of education to bring about profound change. We face a dual challenge of making good on the unfulfilled promise to ensure the right to quality education for every child, youth and adult and fully realising the transformational potential of education as a route for sustainable collective futures. To do this, we need a new social contract for education that can repair injustices while transforming the future.
This report, two years in the making and informed by a global consultation process engaging around one million people, invites governments, institutions, organisations and citizens around the world to forge a new social contract for education that will help us build peaceful, just, and sustainable futures for all.