ESD after 2014
Discussions and preparations for ESD after the UN Decade are moving ahead.
In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference requested the “Director-General to develop options for transforming the UN Decade of ESD into an institutionalized process beyond 2014”.
Subsequently, countries committed to strengthening ESD beyond the end of the Decade at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012. The UNESCO Executive Board in November 2012 then expressed “its preference for a programme framework” as follow-up to the Decade.
In autumn 2013, the UNESCO Executive Board and the 37th General Conference endorsed the Global Action Programme on ESD and requested the Director-General to bring the Global Action Programme to the attention of the United Nations General Assembly for consideration and appropriate action at its 69th session (2014).
UNESCO will be developing a roadmap for implementation of the Global Action Programme, which will be discussed at the 2014 World Conference on ESD.