Programme of UNESCO events at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (26 August - 4 September 2002). Synoptic calendar
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As reflected by the number and range of activities accessible through this web portal, UNESCO has long been involved with issues related to sustainable development. As one of the United Nations specialized agencies, UNESCO has contributed to many of the streams of action generated by the Rio Conference on Environment and Development. This contribution builds on its mandate in the fields of education, science, culture and communication, and on its role as interagency task manager for two chapters of Agenda 21: Chapter 36 on ‘Educating for a Sustainable Future’ and Chapter 35 on ‘Science for Sustainability’.
In the lead-up to the Johannesburg Summit, many programmes and units within UNESCO have undertaken assessments of recent, ongoing and planned activities, with a view to reinforcing or forging innovative alliances of the type envisaged in the Johannesburg Type 2 Partnership arrangements.
In this vein, UNESCO was involved in a number of parallel events, side-events and partnership initiatives associated with the World Summit.
In addition to a consolidated exhibition at Ubuntu village, high profile events included a one-and-a-half-day side event on Educating for a Sustainable Future (joint event with the South African Government and its Ministry of Education) and a round table on cultural diversity, biological diversity and sustainable development (jointly with UNEP).
A wide variety of other events and launching activities took place, in such fields as water, oceans, biological diversity, renewable energy, indigenous knowledge, life support systems, Earth observation.
|No sustainable development without education@ - (UNESCOPRESS)|
02-09-2002 10:00 pm Johannesburg – A new vision of education for sustainable development was outlined yesterday by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, President Gustavo Noboa of Ecuador, President Natsagiin Bagabandi of Mongolia and Education Minister Kader Asmal of South Africa, at a major symposium during the World Summit on Sustainable Development. More
|Water is not just a commodity, but a common public good, says UNESCO@ - (UNESCOPRESS)|
29-08-2002 10:00 pm Johannesburg/Paris, August 30 - Preliminary results of the most extensive United Nations undertaking to assess the world’s freshwater resources will be presented on September 3 at the Water Dome (2p.m. to 4.30p.m., rooms 3 and 4) during the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. More
|Libraries and Sustainable Development@ - (UNESCO/CI)|
28-08-2002 10:00 pm As negotiations on the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg continue, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) asserts that library and information services promote sustainable development by ensuring freedom of access to information. More
|Education for Sustainable Development@ - (UNESCOPRESS)|
26-08-2002 10:00 pm Paris/Johannesburg, August 27 - For sustainable development to become a reality, people everywhere must learn to think and act differently. More
|What's the use of Ocean Science?@ - (UNESCOPRESS)|
22-08-2002 10:00 pm Although they hit the headlines, flood, drought and famine are often the results of natural, regular and probably predictable cycles lasting a decade or so. They are infrequent, but not unusual – as are the years of plenty that do not make the front page. More
(; 25-08-2002 10:00 pm - 03-09-2002 10:00 pm ) |
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