Latin America and the Caribbean prepare for the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will be held from 10-12 November 2014, in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. The preparations and related information are already available on the Conference’s website. This event will mark the end of the United Nations Decade of ESD (2005-2014), will celebrate its achievements and launch future lines of action related to ESD.
“The conference will allow us to celebrate the decade’s achievements and follow up on the ESD programme. The regional consultations we performed in Latin America and the Caribbean have allowed us to show important progress, but issues of public policy for ESD, teacher training, research and the need for better synergy between ESD and other types of education, such as environmental education, education for peace or education for citizenship, could still be improved", said Astrid Hollander, a specialist of the OREALC/UNESCO Santiago Education for Sustainable Development programme.
Stakeholders can contribute resources and data via the Conference’s website, which will enrich the final report of the Decade. This report will be presented during the Conference. The website also illustrates UNESCO’s development of a draft Global Action Programme on ESD as suggested follow-up to the Decade, in collaboration with countries and other stakeholders. In addition, key UNESCO ESD publications, videos and ESD success stories from around the world are accessible on the site.
The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development is organised by UNESCO and the Government of Japan.
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