In its Progress update on the Futures of Education published in March 2021, UNESCO obviously denied the value of Self-Directed Education and autonomous learning, despite much significant scientific evidence to support its efficacy. Considering such a stance could seriously jeopardize the UN agenda 2030 to lead to a regenerative education by 2050 for more just and sustainable futures.
Gabriel Groiss, Vice-Chair of EUDEC (European Democratic Education Community), initiated the following response to UNESCO with the contribution of various actors for change worldwide:
As a result a Global Alliance to claim the full respect of Human Rights in education has emerged. Should you wish to join this group, please get in touch with Gabriel by email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us unite for sustainable futures.