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Home > What is Sustainable Development ? - Updated: 02-10-2002 8:44 am
Developing an understanding of the emerging concept of sustainable development is the focus of one of 25 modules in UNESCO's multimedia teacher education programme Teaching and learning for a sustainable future.  
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This multimedia programme is available on CD-Rom and on-line.

Published initially in English, versions adapted to suit different national and regional contexts as well as in additional languages are being developed.


Articles
What is sustainable development ? - by UNESCO
01/06/2002 -The term 'sustainable development' was popularised by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) in its 1987 report entitled Our Common Future.More

Sustainable Human Development - by UNESCO
01/06/2002 -Since the Earth Summit, sustainable development has been a key theme as a series of United Nations conferences discussing pathways to development.More

Thinking about the Future - by UNESCO
01/06/2002 -No one knows what the future will be, except that it will be very different from what life is today and that decisions about whether the future is a sustainable one or not will depend upon changes in human culture.More

Thinking about Forever - by UNESCO
01/06/2002 -Underlying all our images of a sustainable future is the key principle that sustainability is about 'thinking about forever'.More

A Dynamic Balance - by UNESCO
01/06/2002 -The dynamic balance between cultural differences and this emerging global ethic is a key concept in educating for a sustainable future.More


Websites
Environment and Development - World Conference on Sustainable Development
Johannesburg, 2002
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Environment and Development - Rio+5
1997
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Food Security
World Food Summit - Rome, Italy 1996
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Food Security - Rome+5
2001
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Housing and Settlements
Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) - Istanbul, Turkey, 1996
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Housing and Settlements - Istanbul+5
2001
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Human Rights
World Conference on Human Rights - Vienna, Austria, 1993
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Human Rights - Vienna+5
1998
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Population
International Conference on Population and Development - Cairo, Egypt, 1994
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Population - Cairo+5
1999
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Social Development
World Summit for Social Development - Copenhagen, Denmark, 1995
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Social Development - Copenhagen+5
2000
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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
A Multimedia Teacher Education Programme
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Women - Beijing Conference
Fourth World Conference on Women - Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1995
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Women - Beijing+5
2000
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