26.10.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice

2011 edition of the UNESCO Italian Week on Education for Sustainable Development

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This year the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development week is dedicated to water. This initiative represents an opportunity to raise awareness of water resources, inform on the state of the planet's resources, and enable participation and consultation mechanisms. “A come Acqua” the sixth edition of the UNESCO Italian Week on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will take place from 7 to 13 November, under the aegis of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. Several organizations and institutions dedicated to promoting Sustainable Development - schools, institutions, municipalities, NGOs, universities – will be participating and organizing educational, cultural and public awareness initiatives in all Italian regions to remind us of the most important source of living and well-being on the Planet. The ESD Week is organized within the framework of the international campaign for the Decade on Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 (DESD), proclaimed by the UN and coordinated by UNESCO.

The closing event of the ESD Week will take place on 12 November 2011 in Florence in collaboration with Eco & The City Award of Giovanni Spadolini Nuova Antologia Foundation. During this occasion, a creative and educational activity known as the H2Ooooh! Initiative, promoted by the UNESCO Venice Office and developed by Gruppo Alcuni will be presented.

Further information about the “A come Acqua” Week can be found on www.unescodess.it and www.unesco.it sites.  

Related : Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

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