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What is Sustainable Development?

UNESCO and WSSD
Background & Preparations
UNESCO at Johannesburg
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UNESCO's Priorities
Educating for Sustainability
Scientific Dimensions
Ethical Principles
Cultural Dimensions
Media and ICTs

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Gender
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Home > Sustainable Development - Updated: 08-09-2004 10:44 am
The World Summit on Sustainable Development took place in Johannesburg from 26 August to 4 September.  

Projects
Asia Pacific Gender Equity in Science and Technology (APGEST)@
Linking modern and indigenous knowledge, UNESCO supports specific technologies and local practices that empower women to combat poverty. >> More

Cities, the Environment and Gender Relations@
UNESCO supports action-research projects that are accompanying local initiatives. >> More

Community Multimedia Centres (CMCs)@
Promotes community empowerment and to addresses the digital divide by combining community broadcasting with Internet and related technologies. >> More

Conexiones@
Conexiones is a computer educational research project in Colombia developed by the EAFIT University and the Pontificia Bolivariana University in Medellin. >> More

Curriculum theme: women and sustainable development@
UNESCO has developed an online teacher education programme to explore ways in which women are working to promote sustainable development in their communities and how these ideas can be integrated into a teaching programme. >> More

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)@
In collaboration with the "Forum for African Women Educationalists" (FAWE), ESD conducted a study on economic activities and technology needs of women farmers and producers in Machakos, Kenya. >> More

Global Problematique Education Network Initiative (GENIe)@
UNESCO launched the Global Problematique Education Network Initiative, otherwise known as GENIe, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (Ohio, USA). >> More
UNITWIN/UNESCO CHAIRS Programme

International Central-Asian Environmental Chair – Center of UNESCO Irkutsk Scientific Center RAS, Irkutsk, Russia@
This chair is established within the Irkutsk Scientific Center RAS, and involved in international programmes and contribution to an effective development of the network of Chairs in the universities of Eastern Siberia and abroad. >> More
UNITWIN/UNESCO CHAIRS Programme

Special Project on Scientific, Technical and Vocational Education of Girls in Africa@
UNESCO is developing gender-sensitive teaching material to overcome the barriers to girls' access to and successful completion of scientific, technical and vocational education. >> More

Table of UNESCO TYPE 2 PARTNERSHIPS at the WSSD@
A number of UNESCO programmes and units have been involved in the lead-up to Johannesburg, in discussing and negotiating partnership arrangements with other bodies with shared concerns and intentions. >> More

UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education towards Sustainability,@
The purpose of this Chair is to take leadership in developing an international pilot network among existing teacher training institutions, based in part on the results of the UNESCO workshop held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in December 1997. >> More
UNITWIN/UNESCO CHAIRS Programme

United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)@
UNESCO provides strategic guidelines for Member States on how to strengthen national policies and programmes to ensure women's and girls' right to education. >> More

Women and Gender in Science@
UNESCO seeks to create an enabling policy environment for gender equity in science and technology. >> More

Women in the Media@
UNESCO provides training and technical support for radio programme production to women running community radio stations; radio being a powerful tool for giving voice to women in developing countries and fostering participatory democracies. >> More

World Water Assessment@
UN-wide assessment of freshwater resources is underway, which will culminate in the publication of the first World Water Development Report in early 2003. >> More

Youth, Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyles@
In a joint project , UNESCO and UNEP seek to gain better understanding of young people’s consumption patterns and to work with them in promoting more sustainable consumption patterns for the future. >> More
UNESCO / UNEP


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