United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Expert Group Meeting on SDG 4 (Quality education) and its interlinkages with other SDGs

Tue 17 May 2022, 2.30 pm — Tue 19 Apr 2022, 5.30 pm
Paris, France - Hybrid UNDESA




Concept Note


In preparation for the review of SDG 4 – and its role in advancing sustainable development across the 2030 Agenda, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA/DSDG), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM).

The objective of the meeting will be to take stock of where we are in terms of progress towards SDG 4; to consider what has changed since the SDG was last reviewed in 2019 including in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic; to consider interlinkages with other SDGs and opportunities to leverage synergies and minimize trade-offs; to share knowledge about success stories, good practices and challenges; to identify particular areas of concern; and to suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships and coordinated actions at all levels.

This event will help inform the HLPF, inform the planning of its sessions, and contribute to the evidence base for collaborations and programmes of work on quality education and lifelong learning going forward from 2022.



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