Inclusive, equitable and quality education discussed at high-level UN event

29 June 2017

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to "ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning".

"Inclusive, equitable and quality education goes to the heart of the 2030 Agenda as a key enabler of sustainable development," said Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, in his opening remarks at the High-level SDG Action Event on Education.

Mr. Thomson pointed out that education taps the Earth’s greatest asset, namely the inherent potential of the world’s people.

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