Glossary Term

Global Citizenship Education

The educational objective of global citizenship education is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes needed to be an active, positive, responsible participant at local, national, and global levels. These include creativity, innovation, and commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development. It is rooted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Education 2030 Agenda and Framework for Action, notably Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 4 for Education). Education for global citizenship is based on strong social and emotional skills, and is used as an umbrella term covering themes such as life skills education, peace education, and human rights education.