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High-Level Meeting of Environment and Education Ministries

17 - 18 March 2005

Lithuania, Vilnius


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.

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Chair's summary PDF PDF  PDF
Strategy for ESD PDF  PDF  PDF
Add.1 ESD Background PDF PDF PDF
Add.2 Explanatory notes PDF PDF PDF
Vilnius framework for implementation PDF  PDF PDF
List of participants DOC
Interventions by UNECE member States (no editing provided by UNECE)
Albania DOC Kyrgyzstan  DOC DOC
Armenia DOC Lithuania DOC
Austria DOC Malta DOC
Azerbaijan DOC Norway DOC
Belgium DOC DOC Poland DOC
Bulgaria DOC Portugal DOC
Canada DOC Romania DOC
Cyprus DOC Russian Federation DOC
Czech Republic DOC Slovakia DOC
Denmark DOC Slovenia DOC
Estonia DOC Spain DOC
Finland DOC Sweden DOC
France DOC Switzerland DOC
Greece DOC Ukraine DOC
Italy DOC United Kingdom DOC
UNESCO DOC DOC Toyota Motor Europe DOC
Concil of Europe DOC European ECO-Forum DOC
OSCE DOC GEDUC - Global/General Education DOC
Mr. Sterling (UK) PPT