In September 2015, the member states of the United Nations agreed on a new sustainable development agenda with 17 goals to be achieved by 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals are the collective vision of the international community. They merge the previous development agenda known as the Millennium Development Goals and the environment agenda known as the Rio process.
The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets – Target 4.7 – in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. It focuses on the moral purposes of education, asking us all to think about why we are learning and for what aim. The target also promotes the importance of lifelong learning, and does not specify the education levels or age groups to which its themes apply.
The language in Target 4.7 touches on many complex, and ambitious ideas, including global citizenship, education for sustainable development and gender equality, which we would like to challenge you to portray in your photographs.
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
Our new photo competition is looking for photographers to submit photos that clearly represent the above theme through activities inside and outside the classroom, and that capture the humanistic, social and moral purpose of education under any of the following sub-themes:
· Gender equality,
· Human rights,
· Peace and non-violence
· Global citizenship
· Sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles
· Health education
· Cultural diversity
The best photo will be awarded with $500; second best with $250 and third with $100.
Join the competition and find out more: Bit.ly/ESDPHOTO