SDG 4 - Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

SDG 4

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Access to education

Obtaining a quality education is the first steppingstone towards creating sustainable development. Today, education increasingly depends on electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops or computers, which are often also connected to the internet. All of them are underpinned by IEC work.

40 IEC TC/SCs and 2 IEC CA Systems contribute to SDG 4.

 

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IEC for SDGs

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IEC work addresses topics related to education

Electricity access

Electricity access

Radio

Radio

Data storage systems

Data storage systems

Computer hardware and software

Computer hardware and software

Television

Television

Disability

Disability

Mobile phones

Mobile phones

E-readers

E-readers

Accessibility

Accessibility

Audio

Audio

Lamps

Lamps

IEC work directly impacts the following SDG target

4.A Build and upgrade education facilities, and inclusive and effective learning environments for all, with access to electricity, the Internet, computers, etc.

The IEC provides the technical foundation for electricity and internet access as well as for electrical and electronic hardware such as computers, routers, video, radio, mobile phones, etc. that support effective learning environments.

  • IEC TC 34 and 4 SCs: Lamps and related equipment;
  • IEC TC 46 and 3 SCs: Cables, wires, waveguides, RF connectors, RF and microwave passive components and accessories;
  • IEC TC 86 and 3 SCs: Fibre optics;
  • IEC TC 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment;
  • IEC TC 103: Equipment for radio communication;
  • IEC TC 110: Electronic display devices;
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1 and 22 SCs: Information technology, in particular, ISO/IEC JTC1/ SC 36: Information technology for learning, education, and training;
  • IECEE (IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components); IECQ (IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components).

 

IEC and SDGs

End poverty and hunger. Achieve food security and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use ocean, sea and marine resources

Promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable institutions at all levels

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development