DESD Final Report

Shaping the future we want: UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014); final report

The final assessment report on the UN Decade of ESD was launched at the 2014 World Conference on ESD.

This report assesses the growth of ESD throughout the Decade and gives an updated picture of ESD at the end of the Decade. The report also features lessons learnt and draws conclusions for future actions on ESD.

As lead agency of the UN Decade of ESD (2005-2014), UNESCO tracked progress on advancing ESD practices around the world. In the course of the Decade, UNESCO published three assessment reports. The first report in 2009, ‘Review of Contexts and Structures for ESD’, focused on contexts and structures for ESD. This was followed by a second report, ‘Shaping the Education of Tomorrow’, in 2012, highlighting processes and learning for ESD.

A Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Group supported UNESCO in reporting on the Decade.

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