Key Asks 2021 - National Reviews - SDG 4 Quality Education
As the SDGs are interdependent, achieving the education goal (SDG 4) will have transformative effects on other goals. Educating children gives the next generation the tools to fight poverty and prevent disease and build more resilient and peaceful societies. The adoption of SDG 4 was both a recognition of the importance of education and a commitment to achieve more ambitious outcomes in education access, learning outcomes, and skills development. UNICEF’s own goal “Every Child Learns,” is fully aligned with SDG 4 and other education-related targets and seeks to ensure that this applies in all country contexts, including humanitarian crises and development settings, regardless of wealth, location, gender, disability, migration status, language or minority status. For every child to learn, all girls and boys should gain access to and participate in education and education should lead to learning and the development of relevant skills for full participation in society.