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UN Sustainability Goals -MYBennies 2022: Quality Education

Year 7 MYBennies 2021

Quality Education- Why it Matters?

Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Education helps reduce inequalities and reach gender equality and is crucial to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies.

Global Goals

Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these ten targets to create action to ensure quality education.

Our World in Data

Increases to the quantity of education – as measured for example by mean years of schooling – has, for a long time, been the central focus of policy makers and academic debate. While increasing the access to education is important, the actual goal of providing schooling is to teach skills and transfer knowledge to students in the classroom. This entry focuses on the outcomes of schooling – the quality of education.

Quality Education

Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. And more than half of all children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematic

Percentage of World Literacy Rate

The interactive map shows literacy rates around the world, using recent estimates published in the CIA Factbook. As it can be seen, all countries outside Africa (with the exception of Afghanistan) have literacy rates above 50%.


The UN advocates for greater investment to ensure every child gets a quality education, which is vital to building more equitable and peaceful societies.

United Nations- UNICEF’s Associate Director of Education Jo Bourne talks to us about what progress has been achieved in the past 15 years on access to education, why this goal is important not just for children and young people, and how quality education benefits societies as a whole.

Learning is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. As custodian agency for SDG 4 data, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics is linking data from countries around the world to monitor and improve learning outcomes.

Quality Education Goals


The Agenda is “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”.  It comprises of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  These goals are indivisible and encompass economic, social and environmental dimensions.