Global compact on education

15 October 2020   |   Vatican City

An African Proverb goes “It takes a village to raise a child”. But we must build this village as a condition to educate. The land must be cleared from discrimination with the dissemination of fraternity. […]

Papa Francesco

Educating young people to the fraternity, to learn to overcome divisions and conflicts, promote hospitality, justice and peace: Pope Francis invite everyone who cares about the education of the young generation to sign a Global Pact, to create a global change of mentality through the education.


The event

On 15th October 2020*, Pope Francis has invited to the Vatican the proponents of the main religions, the spokespeople of international organizations and various humanitarian institutions, of the academic, economic, political and cultural world.

Together, representing the inhabitants of the Earth, they will sign the «Global Compact on Education», a global educational pact, which each one will undertake to implement in their area and disseminate as much as possible.

The Holy Father has instructed the Congregation for Catholic Education to appeal to those who care about the education of the young generations, to involve them in the pact.

The Congregation is the Ministry of the Holy See to which refer 216 thousand Catholic schools, attended by over 60 million pupils and 1,750 Catholic universities, with over 11 million students.

The path is begun. Many schools, catholic universities and not, are already deepening the anthropological, communicative, cultural, economic, generational, interreligious, pedagogic and social dimension of this Global Pact.

*Due to the uncertainty linked to the spread of COVID-19, and considering the decisions taken on a global level the event will take place on 15 October 2020 in order to allow the widest and most serene participation