November 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm
UNESCO needs teachers to become advocates for sustainable development
A new UNESCO campaign is calling on teachers eager to become advocates for education to help lobby for progress toward achieving the new sustainable development agenda. This campaign starts following the United Nations adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each with specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, including a standalone target on education.
By joining the sign-up campaign launched on 2015 World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, by UNESCO, the Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) and Education International (EI), teachers can advocate for an inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, without which the overall aims to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change will never be achieved.
Teachers are warmly invited to give their opinion on the toolkit and on how teachers advocating for change in their country can be better supported. You can download the Advocacy toolkit for teachers to provide a quality education here.