Education is the foundation for peace, development, and human rights globally. GCEN seeks to further the educational goals of the United Nations, as detailed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, SDG 4 seeks to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Fulfilling this goal requires education across the entire spectrum of learning, including arts, humanities, science, and the professions. It requires reaching into the not only the wealthiest and most educated sectors of society, but into the poorest parts of the world. Every learner of whatever age should have an equal opportunity to achieve her or his learning goals.