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Home > UNESCO at Johannesburg - Updated: 28-10-2002 9:16 am
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.


News
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

UNESCO launches the world's largest encyclopedia on sustainable developpement@ - (UNESCO Press)
28-08-2002 10:00 pm Johannesburg/Paris-UNESCO will launch the largest and most comprehensive encyclopedia ever published on sustainable development on September 3, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. 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

Cultural diversity essential for sustainable development, maintains UNESCO@ - (UNESCOPRESS)
27-08-2002 10:00 pm Johannesburg/Paris – How can we alleviate poverty while promoting cultural and biological diversity? What political and legal measures need to be taken at the national and international levels to promote cultural diversity and protect biodiversity? 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

UNESCO Promotes Cultural Diversity and Education at World Summit on Sustainable Development@ - (UNESCOPRESS)
21-08-2002 10:00 pm New trade and environmental agreements alone won't alleviate poverty and unbridled consumption, which are wreaking ecological havoc and deepening economic inequalities the world over. More


Events
UNESCO Events at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg; 25-08-2002 10:00 pm - 03-09-2002 10:00 pm )
From 26 August to 4 September 2002 Synoptic calendar More

Diaporama (; 25-08-2002 10:00 pm - 03-09-2002 10:00 pm )
Animated presentation - requires Flash player. More

Educating for a sustainable future: action, commitments and partnerships (Summer Place, (located in Zone 1) - Johannesburg; 01-09-2002 10:00 pm - 02-09-2002 10:00 pm )
Parallel Event to the World Summit on Sustainable Development Organized by UNESCO and the South African Ministry of Education More


Photos
exhibition2.jpgConsolidated UNESCO Exhibition
Intersectoral exhibition from 18 August to 7 September 2002 at Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa.

IOC-2sept7_small.jpgUniting for the Oceans: People, Oceans, Stewardship
Event held on 2 September 2002 at the WaterDome, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sitewap-exhibition100.jpgWorld Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)
Exhibition from 27 August to 4 September 2002 at the WaterDome, Johannesburg, South Africa

ADGspeech-panel2.jpgThe Role of Global Observing Systems for Sustainable Development
Event organized by IGOS and ISSC, 30 August 2002, Ubuntu Village, Wanderers Club, Water Berry Room, Johannesburg, South Africa

CLT-3sept2.jpgCultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
Jointly convened by UNESCO and UNEP, 3 September 2002, Mareola South Room, Sandton Sun and Towers, Inter-Continental, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

consolidated-exhibition-DG2_small.jpgConsolidated UNESCO exhibition-photo 2
Intersectoral exhibition from 18 August to 7 September 2002 at Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa

culturaldiversity2_small.jpgCultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - photo 2
Jointly convened by UNESCO and UNEP, 3 September 2002, Mareola South Room, Sandton Sun and Towers, Inter-Continental, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

culturaldiversity3_small.jpgCultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - photo 3
Jointly convened by UNESCO and UNEP, 3 September 2002, Mareola South Room, Sandton Sun and Towers, Inter-Continental, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

culturaldiversity4_small.jpgCultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - photo 4
Jointly convened by UNESCO and UNEP, 3 September 2002, Mareola South Room, Sandton Sun and Towers, Inter-Continental, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

education_small.jpgEducating for a Sustainable Future: Action, Commitments and Partenerships
Event organized jointly by UNESCO and the Government of South Africa's Ministry of Education, Summer Place, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-3 September 2002

education2_small.jpgEducating for a Sustainable Future: Action, Commitments and Partenerships - photo 2
Event organized jointly by UNESCO and the Government of South Africa's Ministry of Education, Summer Place, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-3 September 2002

education3_small.jpgEducating for a Sustainable Future: Action, Commitments and Partenerships - photo 3
Event organized jointly by UNESCO and the Government of South Africa's Ministry of Education, Summer Place, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-3 September 2002

WaterDome-3sept_small.jpgWater Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing ceremony on the 3 September 2002

Solar_small.jpgRenewable Energy for Sustainable Development
UNESCO Exhibition, from 18 August to 7 September 2002, South Africa Pavilion, Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa

Solar2_small.jpgRenewable Energy for Sustainable Development - photo 2
UNESCO Exhibition, from 18 August to 7 September 2002, South Africa Pavilion, Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa

Solar3_small.jpgRenewable Energy for Sustainable Development - photo 3
UNESCO Exhibition, from 18 August to 7 September 2002, South Africa Pavilion, Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa

EOLSS2_small.jpgEncyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) - photo 2
Launching ceremony organized for the three-volume publication 'Knowledge for Sustainable Development', Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 September 2002

EOLSS_small.jpgEncyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)
Exhibition of the three-volume publication 'Knowledge for Sustainable Development', Ubuntu Village, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 August-7 September 2002


Websites
Environment and Development - World Conference on Sustainable Development
Johannesburg, 2002
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WSSD Official Website
Online information on the summit
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Documents
Education for Sustainability - From Rio to Johannesburg: Lessons learnt from a decade of commitment - by UNESCO Education Sector
A report on the lessons learnt about the contribution of education to sustainable development over the decade between the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). More


Resources
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Publications (1)
Multimedia (18)
News (8)
Events (3)

Features

Topic
UNESCO's contribution


Events
Diaporama 25-08-2002 10:00 pm
Educating for a sustainable future: action, commitments and partnerships 01-09-2002 10:00 pm


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