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Realizing Education for All in the Digital Age

Publication | May 2019
Realizing Education for All in the Digital Age

Education is a key driver for sustainable and inclusive development.

Education is a key driver for sustainable and inclusive development. The global community is determined to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality; to protect the planet so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations; to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives; and to foster peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. However, education now faces two broad challenges: to extend the availability of high-quality education to all in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and to equip people to deal with the rapid technological changes in the Digital Age that are affecting the demand for skills, the nature of work, and the global allocation of employment.

Under Japan’s presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), in order to guide G20 policy discussions, the Think20 (T20) has addressed a broad range of education issues under the direction of two of its task forces: “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Task Force 1) and The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age (Task Force 7).”

The education issues addressed by the two task forces are closely related. Accordingly, this book collects nine Policy Briefs drawn from the work of these two task forces. These Policy Briefs provide insightful recommendations, and we trust that they will help guide the discussions among the G20 leaders and their partners and inspire global and national actions.