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Towards the end of 2012, Mrs Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, invited a senior group of experts in their personal capacity to revisit the Faure Report (1972) and the Delors Report (1996). This international group, co-chaired by Amina Mohammed, of Nigeria, and by W. John Morgan, of the United Kingdom, was asked to develop a fresh vision for humanistic education in the 21st Century. The group’s report is expected to be ready for the Spring Meeting of the Executive Board of UNESCO in 2014.

The purpose of this article is to present the key features of these earlier reports and their relevance to the post-2015 Development Agenda. They were important statements of educational purpose which still have a significant influence on educational policy and practice, given the need for continuing professional development and for lifelong learning by citizens and on a global scale.