The General Secretariat of Virtual Educa, with the support of its global partners, adopted the decision to organize the Global Forum on Innovation in Education, starting 2017. This pronouncement was made in accordance with the 2014 Board of Virtual Educa agreement, to widen the scope of the institution to a global level. The decision was based on the excellent results achieved by the Multilateral Forum on Innovation in Education, initiated at Virtual Educa Santo Domingo 2010, and the relevance of the Regional Forum for Innovation in Education, as a part of GESS México since 2015.
The Forum links the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals [approved by the United Nations General Assembly, September 2015] with the Multilateral Initiative of Education for Human Development (IMEDH), comprised by the OAS, Virtual Educa, UNESCO, Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) and UDUAL. The Forum recognizes the critical role that Education plays in global societies derived from the technological paradigm. It underscores the need to generate dialogue and cooperation between the public and private sectors [Public Private Partnership (PPP)] at the highest level