Mission 4.7 was founded by the SDG Academy and the Global Schools Program, both flagship programs of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, in partnership with the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, UNESCO, and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
What is Mission 4.7?
Mission 4.7 brings together leaders from government, academia, civil society, and business to accelerate the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development around the world and highlight the critical importance of education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mission 4.7 recognizes that in order to achieve the SDGs, it is crucial for people to acquire this knowledge, values, and skills, enabling communities to better respond to the external challenges while promoting more equitable, inclusive, and resilient societies.
What is SDG Target 4.7?
SDG Target 4.7 calls on all governments to ensure all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, through Education for Sustainable Development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity.
Mission 4.7 will build on and draw upon UNESCO’s global leadership in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education, as mandated by its member states and the UN General Assembly, as well as on its responsibility for the monitoring of Target 4.7. The initiative will ensure alignment with UNESCO’s global frameworks and conceptualizations, and complement existing programs already underway in this context.