26.06.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Rio+20 recognizes key role of education

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The outcome of the Rio+20 conference, in the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “provides a firm foundation for social, economic and environmental well-being”. The crucial role of education, in particular Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is underlined as follows:

“We resolve to promote education for sustainable development and to integrate sustainable development more actively into education beyond the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.”

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