An Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s second Goalkeepers Data Report, which reviews the progress made to date on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, is full of insights, with one of the most encouraging being that more than one billion people have managed to escape extreme poverty since 2000. While this is a commendable achievement that should instill in us a sense of collective achievement, there remains a great deal more work to be done.

Acknowledging the centrality of education in the pursuit of greater equality and justice, governments, corporates, institutions, civic society, and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) globally are increasingly turning their attention to improving education-related access, outcomes, and performance. It is in this spirit that this first edition of the Global Citizenship Review for 2019 is dedicated to education.

On Trend looks at education hotspots around the world and the drive to increase diversity and internationality in schools, while our Cover Story highlights the importance of global citizenship-centered curriculum design in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In Features, we profile some of the organizations and HNWIs making an impact in education philanthropy.

We also look at Switzerland, with articles underscoring its long-standing appeal not only for families seeking quality education for their children but also for businesses looking to establish themselves in a stimulating jurisdiction that
offers numerous benefits.

Business immigration consultant Stephane Tajick offers a compelling argument for why the EU should embrace, rather than fear, investment migration programs. Among his considerations is the significant foreign direct investment arising from such programs in EU countries. Tajick also highlights these programs’ ability to attract specialized talent and rare skills, which further bolsters struggling economies and contributes to regional prosperity.

In Global Citizen, Swiss wealth-planning expert Juerg Steffen shares the milestones of his professional journey to date, and there is no mistaking his firm commitment to excellence and his serious determination to succeed. We hope that reading about this impressive individual will inspire you to map out your own goals — both professional and personal — and the steps necessary for achieving them.

May 2019 be your best year yet.

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