United Nations' Decades
UNESCO is leading two United Nations’ Decades and is promoting several international days officially recognized by the United Nations.
The Organization also plays an active role in the annual Education for All Week.
- United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012)
UNESCO is taking a coordinating role in stimulating and catalyzing action to promote the creation of a literate environment worldwide.
- United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)
The overall goal of the Decade is to integrate the values inherent in sustainable development into all aspects of learning. The aim: to encourage changes in behaviour that allow for a more sustainable and just society for all.
- All International Decades proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly