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Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development
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In the face of increasing levels of poverty, violence and inequity, and the alarming depletion of natural resources, the United Nations proclaimed the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005-2014 (DESD). As leading agency, UNESCO promotes, drives and guides global, regional and national initiatives to advance quality education for all, the essential foundation for sustainable development. The DESD, fosters the changes in behaviour that will be required to preserve the integrity of the environment and a viable economy, and guarantee that present and future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of social justice.

To this end, and so education may contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, its purposes, contents and practices must be the object of a profound analysis. OREALC/UNESCO Santiago strives to sensitise, mobilise and commit the Latin America and Caribbean countries to the fulfilment of the DESD’s objective.

OREALC/UNESCO Santiago also supports the creation and consolidation of regional, subregional and national capacities, as a means of ensuring that sustainable development will be made a part of educational policies and their curricular proposals. These actions, however, call for the participation of each and every social actor.

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News

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  • 24-06-2013
Más de 800 jóvenes renuevan sus compromisos con el medio ambiente con la participación de la UNESCO y la Convención de las Naciones Unidas para la Lucha contra la Desertificación (UNCCD)
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  • 03-06-2013
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Oceans Day, 8 June 2013
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  • 31-05-2013
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Environment Day
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  • 03-04-2013
La UNESCO contribuye a la reducción del riesgo frente a tsunamis en las escuelas de Chile
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  • 19-03-2013
DID YOU KNOW?
New! First online climate change education course for teachers
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  • 15-03-2013
OREALC/UNESCO marks World Water Day, providing teachers with training on caring for the resource
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  • 12-03-2013
Se abren postulaciones para becas en el área de energías sostenibles y renovables
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  • 05-03-2013
Sub-regional consultation meetings to plan a new Education for Sustainable Development programme framework
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  • 21-02-2013
UNESCO supports the development of “green jobs” with regional workshop
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  • 10-01-2013
A vital partnership: sustainable development and education
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  • 19-09-2012
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”, 21 September 2012
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  • 06-06-2012
Astrid Hollander: “Education for sustainable development must be the basis to create green societies"
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Documents

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E-Newsletter N°14. Education for All in Latin America & the Caribbean, March 2013
UNESCO Regional Strategy on Teachers
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Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Libro de consulta
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National Journeys towards Education for Sustainable Development. Reviewing National Experiences from Chile, Indonesia, Kenya and the Netherlands
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Organismos No Gubernamentales que trabajan en Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible y en Educación Ambiental en América Latina y el Caribe
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Políticas, estrategias y planes regionales, subregionales y nacionales en educación para el desarrollo sostenible y la educación ambiental en América Latina y el Caribe. Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2005-2014
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Teachers' Guide for Education for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
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Education for Sustainable Development in the Andean Region. Significant experiences in Ecuador and Venezuela.
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Websites

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Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO
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Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO. Facebook page
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United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
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Contacts

Mrs. Astrid Hollander - OREALC/UNESCO Santiago
  • Programme Specialist in Education for Sustainable Development, Technical and Vocational Education and Education in Emergency Situations
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