Global Compact on Education

On 12 September 2019, Pope Francis launched an “invitation to dialogue on how we are shaping the future of our planet and the need to employ the talents of all, since all change requires an educational process
aimed at developing a new universal solidarity and a more welcoming society”.

To this end, he endorsed a Global Compact on Education “to rekindle our dedication for and with young people, renewing our passion for a more open and inclusive education, including patient listening, constructive dialogue and better mutual understanding”. We must “unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism, and to restore the fabric of relationships for the sake of a more fraternal humanity”.

In summer 2023, the Catholic Education Partnership signed up as a participating body in the Global Compact on Education. The Compact now serves as one of our key guiding documents and the principals and values of the Compact will inform our work in the years ahead as we endeavor to serve the common good of our society and of the Global community.

Vademecum – Global Compact on Education is the key document explaining the seven key commitments of the Compact.


A recent report on a meeting of world religious leaders on the Global Compact on Education is available here and includes some suggestions for how students may engage with the initiative.