Are you getting it right?

The right to education is a fundamental human right essential for achieving Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Global UN initiatives are linked to both enable and promote ESD. Do you really have a clear idea of who does what and how? Test your knowledge of the big picture on sustainable development issues.

Big Vision Quiz



Question 1

Is education for sustainable development (ESD) the same as environmental education?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 2

Why is it important to educate youth about SD?

  • They are the decision-makers of the future
  • Our current lifestyles are not sustainable
  • Both

Question 3

Why is it important to enhance public awareness and understanding of sustainable development?

  • To build a global active citizenry for sustainable change
  • To create media opportunities

Question 4

Is there a need for ethics in SD?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 5

The phrase Sustainable Development first started emerging at which UN conference?

  • Johannesburg 2002
  • Stockholm 1972
  • Rio 1992

Question 6

Sustainable Development is best defined as

  • “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”
  • “development today that does not compromise the future.”
  • “development that can last.”

Question 7

What is Agenda 21?

  • A global plan of action related to environment and development
  • A UN decade to promote SD
  • A UNESCO ESD programme

Question 8

What is the difference between MDGs, EFA and DESD?

  • they have nothing in common
  • they overlap since they all focus on education as a key to human development
  • they share a common vision but with different approaches

Question 9

As lead agency for the DESD, UNESCO seeks to

  • catalyze and coordinate efforts in ESD
  • strengthen regional networking and collaboration

Question 10

Are all sectors of UNESCO responsible for implementing the Decade of ESD?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

Check your answers.

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