UNESCO's Futures of Education is a global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. Through this initiative, UNESCO proposes to consider the role of education as a common good in 2050 and beyond. It takes education as the key to building a more sustainable planet and more equal societies.

Earlier this year, Bilingualism Matters produced three reports for this initiative in consultation with our members and stakeholders, focusing on the crucial role of languages in education.

The International Commission recently released a Progress Update (March 2021) providing background information on the initiative and its ambitions, along with a provisional outline of the report, and an explanation of the main points and arguments.

The Bilingualism Matters Network has now provided feedback on the March Progress Update, which can be viewed here:

Feedback to the Consultation on the International Commission's Progress Update (March 2021) by Bilingualism Matters

Bilingualism Matters has also submitted four case study reports to the Commission in support of the arguments put forward.

UNESCO is inviting organisations and networks to engage in the global debate on the futures of education. Find out more on the UNESCO website.