Education & Youth Reports

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H.E. Yoweri Museveni

The Critical Contribution of Young People

Yoweri Museveni, President of The Republic of Uganda, describes how engaging and investing in the Commonwealth’s considerable youth population is vitally important to member countries’ development.

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Professor NM Mokgalong

AN INTERVIEW WITH… Professor NM Mokgalong, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Limpopo

Professor Mokgalong has been Vice Chancellor of South Africa’s University of Limpopo since 2005. Under his leadership, the university’s mission has focused on the developmental needs of communities, as well as academic excellence and innovativeness. In this brief interview, we discuss his vision for the University of Limpopo as a vehicle to find solutions for Africa, and the university’s ongoing contribution to the sustainable development of the continent.

Peter Thomson

Teaching the SDGs to Transform Our World

Peter Thomson, Fijian Ambassador and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, asserts that it is essential to build awareness of the SDGs amongst children and youth to build momentum for action and achieve the global goals.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Women’s and Girls’ Education Drives a Transformative SDG Agenda

Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, asserts that effective, appropriate and well-resourced education for the millions of marginalised women and girls across the Commonwealth is essential to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of gender equality.

Stefania Giannini

Realising Sustainable Development Goal 4: There is no time to waste

Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO, reviews progress against Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 and argues that as a powerful enabler for sustainable development and more inclusive and equal societies, education is a fundamental human right and, now more than ever, the only real passport to freedom.

The Honourable Rosy S. Akbar

The Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers and the Nadi Declaration

Rosy Akbar, Fijian Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, discusses the outcomes of the last Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers and calls for increased collaboration to deliver the commitments made by member states to the Nadi Declaration, before explaining how she is leading Fiji’s education revolution.

Audrey Azoulay

Education Priorities in a Globalised World

UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, implores Commonwealth governments to deliver education systems that are geared to the challenges of our time, and outlines the major educational priorities that need to be addressed to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development.

Dr Greg Munro

Education and the Commonwealth

 "The SDGs can only be achieved with the active engagement, participation and ownership of young people.”