United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable
Development aims to promote education as a basis
for a more sustainable human society and to integrate
sustainable development into education systems
at all levels.
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable
Development is an opportunity to remind everyone
– children, youth, adults – that the
sustainable development agenda is in fact an agenda
for all of us. It is about the way we live our
lives, the way we respect the lives of others
– far and near, present and future –
and our attitudes to the world around us.
Education for sustainable development
is not a new programme but a call for a process
to re-orient educational policies, programmes
and practices so that education plays its part
in building the capacities of all members of society
to work together to build a sustainable future.
Thus, the focus of DESD activities
will be advocacy, communication and networking
directed at facilitating all educators to include
sustainable development concerns and goals in
their own programmes. Success during this decade
will require commitment from and partnerships
between UN agencies, Governments, scientific communities,
teachers, NGOS, local communities and the media
for a common, sustainable future.
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