The International Commission on the Futures of Education met on 28 June and issued a call for education to serve our shared needs and common futures in new ways.  

Under the leadership of Her Excellency Madam Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia, Commmissioners met in Paris at UNESCO headquarters in the context of the Transforming Education Pre-Summit.

The Commission released a statement proposing that forging a new social contract for education offers both the vision and process for transforming education.

Transforming education means supporting teaching and learning that is transformative for learners. To achieve this we need fundamental changes to educational processes and opportunities worldwide. The Commission urges us to see this as “less a complete overturning than a metamorphosis.” 

Read the Statement 

Thematic Focus Area 1: Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools Financing Education Thematic Focus Area 4: Digital learning and transformation Thematic Focus Area 3: Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession Thematic Focus Area 2: Learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development Statement Global