Agenda Knowledge for Development

Updated 16 July 2018

The Agenda Knowledge for Development is the result of a process covering more than two years, aimed at building a global knowledge partnership for the development of a peaceful, wealthy, inclusive and sustainable world. The first edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development was presented to the Knowledge for Development Summit, held in Vienna, Austria, on 14 October 2016. After review and further contributions, a third, revised edition has been created and was presented in Geneva, Switzerland, on 3-4 April 2017 at the Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference 2017.

As part of the Agenda Knowledge for Development, many leading individuals have contributed 73 statements in which they have put forward their personal views and perspectives on knowledge societies, representing diversity and richness of ideas, ambitions, experiences and commitments. Although most of the statements have been contributed by leading experts, we also have a small number of contributions from individuals at the beginning of their professional working lives. Together, we share a vision of how knowledge and knowledge societies can contribute to an inclusive approach to human development.

Fourth edition
A new edition of the Agenda will be published in August 2018, featuring amended Knowledge for Development Goals and more than 120 personal statements.

To be inspired by the existing statements and Knowledge Development Goals, download the third edition of the Agenda here.