National consultation: Australia’s progress against Sustainable Development Goal 4

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The Department of Education is seeking stakeholder views on Australia’s National Statement of Commitment to Transform Education, as part of a national consultation on Australia’s progress against United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). 

SDG 4 aims to: “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

This consultation process is a key component of Australia’s preparation for the global Transforming Education Summit (TES). The UN Secretary-General is convening the TES in New York in the week of 19 September, as part of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. The TES seeks to renew a focus on the education related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, following a global slide in progress towards SDG 4 in recent years as a result of COVID-19. 

Australia will also be presenting a National Statement of Commitment to Transform Education ahead of the TES. Stakeholders of Australia’s education sectors can review the draft National Statement of Commitment to Transform Education and respond to any or all of the questions in the linked consultation document. Your responses will help guide Australia’s participation at the TES in September, and also contribute to Australia’s summary report that will be presented to the TES Advisory Committee in August 2022.

View the consultation paper – National consultation: Australia’s progress against Sustainable Development Goal 4

How do I submit feedback?

The submission process has now closed.

Further information

To learn more about the TES and its workstreams, see: https://www.un.org/en/transforming-education-summit

If you have any questions about this process, email multilateral@education.gov.au