Talent & The Future of Education

Talent, the future of education, is one of World Expo 2025 Baku Azerbaijan’s sub-themes. It relates to two UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal No.4, Quality Education; and Goal No.5, Gender Equality. These are important global ambitions which a World Expo in Baku will promote by providing a platform to educate, challenge, engage and entertain.

Through significant and sustained investment in education, Azerbaijan has successfully increased adult literacy rates to above 99%. At the same time, the country has reduced poverty and unemployment to below 5%.  This makes Baku an ideal location to promote and achieve action around the SDGs.

This Sunday, July the 15th, we recognise and promote UN World Youth Skills Day, now in its fourth year. UN research shows that young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and are generally more exposed to labor market insecurities. World Expo 2025 Baku Azerbaijan will seek to enhance the global understanding of how to maximise the potential of human capital through education, thereby driving a dialogue that will lead to fuller and better employment, especially in adverse economic conditions.