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The UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development

The Strategy’s overall objective is to equip people with knowledge of and skills in sustainable development, making them more competent and confident while at the same time increasing their opportunities for leading healthy and productive lifestyles in harmony with nature and with concern for social values, gender equity and cultural diversity.


9th Steering Committee meeting on 3 and 4 April 2014

  • Please find countries' presentations and other follow-up documents here
  • Please find pre-session documents and further information here

2014 National Implementation Reporting

  •  Please find reporting template, reporting process and submission details here



The Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development

In 2005, member States adopted the UNECE Strategy on ESD in order to promote ESD in the region. The Strategy is a practical instrument to incorporate key themes of sustainable development into the region's education systems.

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What is ESD?

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) promotes sustainable thinking and acting. It enables children and adults to make decisions and at the same time understand how those decisions affect future generations and the life of others.

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Meetings and Events

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