As a civil society organisation (CSO) WAVE recognises the need to and significance of engaging with relevant international and regional bodies as polices relating to gender and social inclusion, education and training and decent work are inter-linked from the global to the local through international agreements and knowledge sharing practices. This is strengthened by the commitment by all nations including Australia to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While WAVE acknowledges that all 17 SDGs are interlinked, we focus especially on SDGs 4 (Education & Training), 5 (Gender) & 8 (Decent Work).
WAVEs active engagement is mainly virtual - online consultations, meetings, surveys & input to global agreements), including through our affiliation with Women’s Major Group (WMG) and NGO CSW on a global level and ASPBAE and APCREM regionally. Engagement with UNEVOC and UNESCO regionally is also by virtual participation in relevant regional consultation and decision-making forums. Post COVID all share a common theme (as it is also here in Australia) - the need to transform education and training for more inclusive and sustainable societies, with lifelong learning (LLL) high on all agendas.