The following submission is from the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee in response to the call by the HLPF Secretariat:
…to provide substantive input to the 2017 HLPF showcasing your intergovernmental body’s contribution towards the SDG Agenda in general, and particularly for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and respective targets that are most relevant to your intergovernmental body’s mandate. The following template inspired by the report of the Secretary-General on global follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/70/684) could be considered in providing inputs:
(a) an assessment of the situation regarding the principle of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” at the global level; (b) the identification of gaps, areas requiring urgent attention, risks and challenges; (c) valuable lessons learned on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity; (d) emerging issues likely to affect the realization of poverty eradication and achieving prosperity; (e) areas where political guidance by the high-level political forum is required; (f) policy recommendations on ways to accelerate progress in poverty eradication.
This submission is based on the commitments outlined in the 2015 Incheon Declaration Education 2030: Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all and the Education 2030 Framework for Action for the implementation of SDG 4. Unless otherwise stated, the statistics draw on the UNESCO Institute of Statistics database and analyses from the 2013/14 EFA Global Monitoring Report and the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report, as well as its associated Gender Review. The publications drawn on for this submission document the reciprocal linkages between education, poverty and prosperity.