In November and December, UNESCO launched its Roadmap for implementation of the new global framework ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs’ (ESD for 2030) with a series of five regional online events. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) supports efforts to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to contribute to a more inclusive, just, peaceful and sustainable world. In its Resolution 72/222 in 2017, the UN General Assembly recognized ESD as ‘an integral element of the SDG on quality education and a key enabler of all the other SDGs’ and reaffirmed UNESCO’s role as the lead agency on ESD.
Representatives of national and regional institutions exchanged their ongoing efforts, key challenges and future commitments on ESD implementation, which will be discussed further at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development on 17-19 May 2021.
Watch the ESD 2030 regional launches in Europe and North America here.