Organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this conference is a kick-off event for the new global framework Education for Sustainable Development: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – ESD for 2030. The conference will be held on 17–19 May 2021.
UNU-IAS will be contributing to a number of sessions as part of its Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) project:
The conference is organised in cooperation with and generously supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, and with the German Commission for UNESCO as an advisory partner.
Further information is available on the conference website.
In addition, the following sessions of the conference will be livestreamed on the UNESCO YouTube channel (all times CET):
12:00-12:30: Opening and congratulatory remarks
12:30-13:00: Keynote speeches
13:00-14:30: Session 1. Plenary: Creating the change we need in the time of planetary crisis – ESD for 2030
15:00-17:30 Session 2. Ministerial Roundtable on the implementation of ESD for 2030 (part I)
08:00-09:30: Session 4. Ministerial Roundtable on the implementation of ESD for 2030 (Part II)
11:30-13:00: Session 6. Plenary: Testimonies of transformative action for the SDGs – How does societal change for sustainable development happen?
13:00 – 14:00 Closing: The time to learn and act for our planet is now.
Further details are available in the conference programme.