The sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" will be held in Belgrade (Serbia), on 10-12 October 2007.
On the first day of the Conference, a Joint Session of Environment and Education Ministers will take place. The Session will focus on progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and identify ways to improve the effectiveness of ESD implementation in the UNECE region and globally. The Strategy serves as an effective tool for the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development across the region.
Ministers are also expected to adopt a joint statement outlining the strategic direction for the further implementation of the Strategy. It will be the first time in the history of this process that Ministers from two sectors come together for a joint decision, giving an encouraging signal for other sectors to cooperate and make sustainable development a reality.
A guidance for interventions that contains detailed information on the substance and format of the Session is as follows: English Russian Documents and other materials for this session can be found in the table below.
|Ministerial Declaration of the Conference (ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/8)|
|Chair's Summary of the Conference (ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/9)|
|Joint statement on ESD by Ministers of Education and of the Environment (ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/4/Add.1)|
|Chair's Summary of the session on ESD (ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/4/Add.3)|
|Learning from each other: achievements, challenges and the way forward - Report on progress in implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD (ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/INF/3 - ECE/CEP/AC.13/2007/2)|
|Addendum on Conclusions on the reporting process and on the use of indicators (ECE/BELGRADE.CONF/2007/INF/3/Add.1 - ECE/CEP/AC.13/2007/2/Add.1)|
|Needs for the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for education for sustainable development|
|National reports on the implementation of the Strategy submitted by the UNECE member States|| |
|Compilation of Good Practices in ESD|
More information about the Belgrade Conference is available on the web-site