2030 Agenda – Goal 4
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 4 of the Agenda 2030 program, in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is not limited to primary education for children, but also focuses on the contact point between basic education and vocational training . It also places an emphasis on equity and quality of education from a lifelong learning perspective, two dimensions neglected by the MDGs.
Objective 4 aims to ensure that all children, young people and adults, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable, can access education and training appropriate to their needs and the context in which they live. In fact, education contributes to creating a safer, more sustainable and interdependent world.
Objective 4: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
4.1: By 2030, guaranteeing freedom, fairness and quality to every girl and boy in completing primary and secondary education that leads to adequate and concrete learning outcomes.
4.2: Ensure by 2030 that every girl and boy have quality child development, and access to pre-school care and education so that they are ready for primary school.
4.3: By 2030, by 2030, ensure equitable access to technical, professional and tertiary education – including university – which is economically advantageous and of quality.
4.4: By 2030, considerably increase the number of young people and adults with specific skills – including technical and professional – for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
4.5: Eliminate gender inequalities in education by 2030 and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training of protected groups, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
4.6: Ensure by 2030 that all young people and most adults, both men and women, have a level of literacy and a calculation capacity.
4.7: Ensure by 2030 that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development, including through education aimed at sustainable development and lifestyle, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a peaceful and non-violent culture, to global citizenship and to the enhancement of cultural diversity and the contribution of culture to sustainable development.
4.a: Build and strengthen educational structures that are sensitive to the needs of children, disabilities and gender equality and provide learning environments that are safe, non-violent and inclusive for all.
4.b: Considerably expand the number of scholarships available to developing countries globally by 2020, especially least developed countries, small island states and African states, to ensure access to education higher education – including vocational training, information and communication technologies, and technical, engineering and science programs – in both developed and developing countries.
4.c: By 2030, considerably increase the presence of qualified teachers, also thanks to international cooperation, for their training activities in developing states, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states.