Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
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.
Over the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 258 million children annd youth were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group.