The SDG4-Education 2030 High-Level Steering Committee (HLSC) is the global multi-stakeholder consultation and coordination mechanism for education in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Chaired by H.E. Julius Maada Bio, the President of Sierra Leone and Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s Director General, the HLSC aims to speed country-level progress towards SDG4. Its membership is representative of the global education community, with a ‘Leaders Group’ of 28 Ministers, Heads of Agency, and organizational leaders, and a corresponding ‘Sherpa Group’ of senior technical representatives. The latter will provide strategic support to the Leaders Group and will lead the technical work on the three HLSC’s Functional Areas, with support of and coordination by with the Inter-Agency Secretariat (IAS).
The three Functional Areas of the HLSC are interrelated and together create an overall enabling environment for accelerating progress towards the Education 2030 agenda by facilitating global and regional cooperation on better evidence use for policy, data and monitoring, and financing. Each of the Functional Areas is governed by a Functional Area Technical Committee, co-chaired by two Sherpa Group members.
The Functional Areas of the HLSC are:
1. Promote evidence-based policy formulation and implementation
2. Monitor progress and improve the availability/use of data
3. Drive financing mobilization and improved alignment
HLSC Chairs at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit Paris 29 June 2022