Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated on Monday that the G20 Declaration has reaffirmed the global commitment to strive for a fair and sustainable future through education. He emphasized that the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration, by giving priority to discussions on critical areas such as foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), technology-driven learning, capacity-building for lifelong learning, and the future of work, as well as bolstering research and innovation through cooperation, has reinvigorated the worldwide determination to promote equitable and sustainable education. This declaration has also provided a clear roadmap for achieving these goals.
Pradhan further highlighted that the Declaration aligns with the education working group’s priorities, which include accelerating digital transformation, facilitating a green transition, and supporting women-led development. This alignment is evident in the commitment to enhance women’s meaningful involvement as decision-makers, especially in the realm of quality education, and in the focus on developing digital public infrastructure, particularly in the field of education.
Acknowledging the significance of investing in human capital development, the G20, on Saturday, pledged to leverage digital technologies to bridge digital disparities for all learners. They also committed to aiding educational institutions and educators in staying up-to-date with emerging trends and technological advancements.
In their Leaders’ Declaration, G20 members expressed support for promoting open, equitable, and secure scientific collaboration, as well as encouraging the mobility of students, scholars, researchers, and scientists across various research and higher education institutions.
Furthermore, the Declaration underscored the importance of expanding access to high-quality technical and vocational education and training.