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.

UNESCO, with the mandated role to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 agenda, will in particular:

  • Undertake advocacy to sustain political commitment;
  • Undertake capacity development;
  • Facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge-sharing and standard-setting and provide policy advice;
  • Promote South-South triangular cooperation;
  • Monitor progress toward the education targets, in particular through the work of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS - hyperlink) and        Global Education Monitoring (GMR-hyperlink);
  • Convene global, regional, and national stakeholders to guide implementation of the Education 2030 agenda;
  • Function as a focal point for education within the overall 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development coordination structure.

Arab regional representation at the Global Steering Committee: