DESD Final Report
As lead agency of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD; 2005-2014), UNESCO monitors progress on putting ESD into practice around the world.
The third and final assessment report will be launched at the 2014 World Conference on ESD. It will take stock of the growth of ESD throughout the Decade and give an updated picture of ESD at the end of the Decade. The report will also point out lessons learnt and draw conclusions for future ESD activities. In 2015, UNESCO will submit a revised and shortened version of the final report to the United Nations General Assembly.
In the course of the Decade, UNESCO published a first report in 2009, focusing on contexts and structures for ESD. This was followed by a second report in 2012, highlighting processes and learning for ESD.
A Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Group supports UNESCO in reporting on the Decade.