All signatories to UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda, including Serbia, will have to introduce compulsory secondary education by 2030.

The head of a working group to implement the agenda, cabinet minister Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic, says that Serbia may also decide in favor of primary school education lasting nine, instead of eight years – as in “most European countries” – or even ten, “and then have two years of focused secondary vocational education.”

“This is something that will be worked on the most with the Ministry of Education,” Djukic-Dejanovic, who is the minister without portfolio in charge of population policy, told TV Pink.
It is just one of 17 goals set before our country – that is, in front of “200 countries that are signatories to the agenda” she continued.

The remaining 16 goals relate to poverty reduction, healthy environment, health care, employment, and better standard of living.

“None of these goals can be done by one ministry. There is a United Nations team that is helping us. We will have to deliver reports on our activities very soon,” Djukic-Dejanovic said.