Unescocat has translated into Catalan and published the Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4, in collaboration with UNESCO and the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC). This document contains the final declaration of the World Education Forum 2015, organized by UNESCO and six other United Nations agencies in Incheon (South Korea), “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. It shows the commitment of countries and the global community to take urgent action to transform lives through a new vision of education, recognizing the important role it has as a major driver of development and the achievement of the other SDGs.
The Incheon Declaration is the document that lays the foundations for what education should be in the next 15 years, with a view to 2030. For this reason, it is a reference tool for the broad consensus on which the work for educational updating in our society should be based.
It is a very relevant Declaration, owing to the wide diversity of promoters, and for its high aspirations: “We want to transform lives through a new vision of education, with daring and innovative measures”, it says. For that reason, “We urgently commit ourselves to a unique and renewed education agenda that is comprehensive, ambitious and demanding, which leaves no one behind”. The Framework for Action also includes the need for partnerships with civil society to make this possible, as has been the case with Escola Nova 21. The Declaration establishes, among other things, the universal values on which education is based, the need for inclusion and equity to be at the center, necessary educational updating through redefining what we understand by quality, and how to make lifelong learning possible by bringing together our environment.