On 5 January, the name and logo of the Global Monitoring Report was changed to reflect its new mandate to monitor international education targets until 2030. This mandate was officially confirmed in the Framework for Action Education 2030 and takes account of the new set of international goals and targets in place in the post-2015 era.
The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report will be the mechanism for monitoring and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, a standalone goal on education, and on education in the other SDGs. It will have due regard of the global mechanism to be established to monitor and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also report on the implementation of national and international strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments as part of the overall SDG follow-up and review.
In addition, it will continue to be an editorially independent, authoritative, and evidence-based annual report published by UNESCO.
Focus on sustainability
The GEM Report 2016, the first report in the new GEM Report series, will be launched in September. It will discuss and design a framework for the monitoring of progress according to the global education targets from now until 2030, and focus on ‘Education, sustainability and the post-2015 development agenda’.
The 2017 GEM Report will focus on the vital topic of accountability in education.