UNESCO online consultation on the future of ESD


UNESCO invites concerned stakeholders and the public to review the draft UNESCO position paper on the future of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and share their comments.

Building on the 'Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019)' and the 'UN Decade of Education for Sustainble Development (2005-2014)', UNESCO has prepared a post-GAP position paper. The UNESCO paper reflects on where the work of Education for Sustainable Development stands amidst new emerging contexts and proposes the way forward for the 2020-2030 period.

The document has been prepared through a series of intensive brainstorming symposia and an in-depth review of the current ESD work, as well as various stakeholder consultations, including the Technical Consultation Meeting on the Future of ESD, held in July 2018 with participants from 116 UNESCO Member States and Associate Members.

Now, concerned stakeholders are invited to review the draft and provide comments in the online comment sheet by 9 November 2018.

Subsequently, the final draft of the paper will be submitted in 2019 to the Governing Bodies of UNESCO and the UN General Assembly for their approval/acknowledgement processes.

Once approved, it will be summarised into a programme and launched in 2020 for implementation onwards to 2030.

Any queries relating to the paper should be addressed to UNESCO’s Section of Education for Sustainable Development, e-mail: future.esd@unesco.org

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