Japanese Funds In Trust (JFIT) support
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In recognition of the important role of education for sustainable development, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan has contributed to supporting UNESCO since 2005 via the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). The purpose of JFIT is to strengthen UNESCO activities in the field of education for sustainable development.
The objective of the Fund is to promote and ensure UNESCO’s leadership of the DESD while recognizing the need for education to be reoriented – within the framework of UNESCO ideals – to meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.
The projects under the Fund aim to support UNESCO’s actions in the implementation of DESD, in particular through its work of leading, supporting and coordinating the efforts of partners at the national, regional and international levels. These projects also contribute to the implementation of the Decade. Through inter-sectoral activities, capacities of Member States and partners are strengthened to play their role in achieving the objectives of the Decade.