UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

  • DATE / TIME:
    2021•05•17 - 2021•05•19

    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:

    • Climate Actions at the Local Level: RCE Experiencesvirtual booth
      18 May, 13:00–13:30 CET (20:00–20:30 JST)

    • Putting ESD into Action A (Part II) — presentation and roundtable discussion
      19 May, 09:00–10:30 CET (16:00–17:30 JST)
      Focusing on Priority Action Area 5: Accelerating local level actions

    • Putting ESD into Action (Part B) — panel discussion
      19 May, 10:45–12:00 CET (17:45–19:00 JST)
      A discussion on the role of RCEs and ProSPER.NET

    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.

    Live Stream

    In addition, the following sessions of the conference will be livestreamed on the UNESCO YouTube channel (all times CET):

    17 May
    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)

    18 May
    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?

    19 May
    13:00 – 14:00 Closing: The time to learn and act for our planet is now.

    Further details are available in the conference programme.