UNESCO Latin America Regional consultation 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 UN 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 16.04.2013 08:00 local time
End 17.04.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Leicht, Alexander
Organizer ED/PSD/ESD, in cooperation with UNESCO Santiago
Contact a.leicht@unesco.org
Country Costa Rica
City San José
Permanent Delegation Contact
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Link 1 DESD website
Link 2 UNESCO Santiago ESD website
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