UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

11/30/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 18:37

Find out how Latin America’s collaborative efforts are transforming education

I believe that Latin America's leadership is strong and, furthermore, it is shared leadership, which is very important. It is not a unipersonal leadership, and it is closely coordinated among all of them.

Mariano JaboneroSecretary-General, Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura

Mariano Jabonero, Secretary-General of the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture/OEI), highlighted the importance of regional coordination in making concrete actions to transform education landscapes in Latin America.

At the Paris meeting of the SDG 4 High-level Steering Committee (HLSC), the global apex body for education, in early November, Jabonero stressed that the cooperation and coordination among the region's education decision-makers and their swift action to concretize inter-country dialogues into public policies paved the way in accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Living up to their mandate of coordinating for and representing the Latin-American and Caribbean region within the SDG 4 HLSC along with OEI, Argentina and Colombia took the lead (1) in directly and decisively working with all the other countries in the region to come up with a shared voice echoing the common objective of Transforming Education, and (2) in implementing public policies that are context-based and supported by the international communities.

Latin America's good example - the translation of collaborative political dialogues into public policies, which in turn translate into operational results - is a living outcome of the kind of leadership of the SDG 4 HLSC on Transforming Education movement, which improves and intensifies the coordination for SDG 4 and all other SDGs.