SDG 4 Partners in the Arab States

UNESCO will continue its mandated role to lead and co-ordinate SDG 4. To ensure strong global coordination, as stipulated in the Incheon Declaration, UNESCO, in consultation with Member States and regional partners, will develop an appropriate global coordination mechanism in order to join up efforts to reach the new agenda that will work within the wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development architecture.

Cooperation between the UN and multilateral agencies, regional and intergovernmental organizations, and regional and sub-regional communities, will help to tackle common challenges in a coherent way. Inclusive and efficient coordination will focus on such aspects as data collection and monitoring, including peer reviews among the countries; mutual learning and exchange of good practices; policy-making; dialogue and partnerships with all relevant partners through formal meetings and high-level events; regional communication strategies; advocacy and resource mobilization; capacity building and implementation of joint projects.

SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee

The SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee is the global multi-stakeholder coordination mechanism for education in the 2030 Agenda. Its primary objective is to harmonize and strengthen support to Member States and their partners to achieve the education-related targets of the global agenda. Established in 2016, the Steering Committee is a platform that provides a forum to ensure more coordinated support for the realization of education targets and commitments.
The SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee is hosted by UNESCO, it meets once or twice a year and is mandated to provide strategic guidance to Member States and the education community, makes recommendations for catalyse action, advocate for adequate financing, and monitor progress toward education targets through the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Global Education Monitoring report.
The Steering Committee is composed of 38 members representing a majority from Member States, the World Education Forum 2015 convening agencies (UNESCO, UNDP (link is external), UNFPA (link is external), UNHCR (link is external), UNICEF (link is external), UN Women (link is external), the World Bank (link is external) and ILO (link is external)), the Global Partnership for Education (link is external), the OECD (link is external), regional organizations, teacher organizations, civil society networks, in addition to representatives from the private sector, foundations, youth and student organizations.

Arab regional representation at the Global Steering Committee:

UN Agencies and Multilateral Organizations: