Global Goal no. 4: Quality Education
Here are some of the targets:
- By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes;
- By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university;
- By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations;
- Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, nonviolent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all;
- By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing states.
What it means for Romania
The quota for education in the GDP (data from 2012) places Romania on a precarious position: 28th place in the European Union. There is a strong need of alloting budgets from the GDP at least equal to the average figures in the UE.
Starting from a common report from 2005 that showed the types of children placed outside the education system and analysed raw data, in the beginning of 2010, UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics launched the Global Initiative concerning children outside the education system, in order to stimulate more complex, informed and monitored responses, in the field of policies related to exclusion from the education system.
The initiative is implemented in 26 countries and aims at achieving a deep analysis of the situation of children outside the education system, including the exclusion factors and actual policies targeting the improvement of schooling.
What you can do
If you are an individual, become a global citizen and take action online and offline (see details)!
If you are a company, join the Global Compact Network Romania (GCNR) and become more responsible, as part of a global initiative (see details)! As part of the GCNR, you will better understand the goals, will be helped to implement them in your business and will share your experiences with other participants.
About the Global Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG, drafted by the United Nations, have been unanimously adopted by the 193 UN state leaders present at the UN Global Compact in New York, September 25th-27th. The 17 goals advanced to the international community for the next 15 years aim at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. The objectives are global in themselves, but their success depends on the local and national implementation efforts and ther are expected to trigger a chain reaction in the business sector and at the level of the administrative and political decisions.
Romania values this event and was represented, for the first time in the last decade, at its highest level, by president Klaus Iohannis.