UNESCO Regional consultation in the Arab States on an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) post-2014 programme framework
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
UNESCO, as the lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014), is organizing expert consultations in the five UNESCO Regions to collect positions on the development of an ESD programme framework after 2014 and prepare a final report on the DESD. In addition to the regional consultations, Member States and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to individually provide input for the post-2014 framework via a questionnaire to be sent out in January 2013.
In its 190th session, the Executive Board of UNESCO expressed “its preference for a programme framework as follow-up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development after 2014”. The Board requested the Director-General “to develop, in consultation with Member States, and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the proposal for a programme framework, led by UNESCO, which should cover at least the period of the forthcoming Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021.” Furthermore, the framework should “address education at all levels and in all forms, be based on a comprehensive sustainable development agenda, while also encouraging strategic focus and national commitment.”
The regional consultations contribute to ensuring a transparent, participatory preparation of the post-2014 ESD programme framework through collecting input from relevant stakeholders from all regions.
The consultations seek to help:
• identify priority areas for ESD activities post-2014;
• identify ESD initiatives that could be scaled-up in a post-2014 framework;
• identify key partners to involve in a post-2014 framework;
• collect suggestions for the preparations of the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (10-12 November 2014, Japan).
|Type of Event||Consultative Meeting|
|Start||15.05.2013 10:00 local time|
|End||16.05.2013 19:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Leicht, Alexander|
|Organizer||ED/PSD/ESD, in cooperation with UNESCO Beirut|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
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|Link 1||DESD website|
|Link 2||UNESCO Beirut ESD website|