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High-Level Meeting of Environment and Education Ministries

17 - 18 March 2005

Lithuania, Vilnius

Press-release


In the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on 18 March 2005, at their high-level meeting, UNECE Ministers, vice-ministers and other representatives of Environment and Education Ministries adopted by acclamation a UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development - a practical instrument to promote sustainable development through education. They also adopted the Vilnius Framework for Implementation setting up a Steering Committee and an expert group on indicators in order to facilitate coordination and review of Strategy’s implementation. Various stakeholders, including international organisations, business, non-governmental organisations, regional environmental centres and research institutions took part in the meeting and provided valuable contributions.

The Meeting debated the progress in implementing ESD, highlighted good practices in the region and identified key challenges that lie ahead. It discussed the role of the UNECE region in implementing ESD in a global context. The Meeting also launched the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in the UNECE region.

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Agenda

Report

Chair's summary

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Strategy for ESD

 PDF 

Add.1 ESD Background

Add.2 Explanatory notes

Vilnius framework for implementation

 PDF

List of participants

 

Interventions by UNECE member States (no editing provided by UNECE)

Albania

Kyrgyzstan

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Armenia

Lithuania

Austria

Malta

Azerbaijan

Norway

Belgium

Poland

Bulgaria

Portugal

Canada

Romania

Cyprus

Russian Federation

Czech Republic

Slovakia

Denmark

Slovenia

Estonia

Spain

Finland

Sweden

France

Switzerland

Greece

Ukraine

Italy

United Kingdom

Organisations

UNECE

EECCA RECs

UNESCO

Toyota Motor Europe

Concil of Europe

European ECO-Forum

OSCE

GEDUC - Global/General Education

Experts

Mr. Sterling (UK)