Minister Motshekga in Japan for UN World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, 12 November 2014

Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga is currently in Nagoya, Japan taking part in the UNESCO world conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Minister Motshekga formed part of a high level panel for the opening plenary discussion of the conference, joining her on the panel was Irina Bokova, DG of UNESCO; Susan Hopegood, President of Education International and Federal Secretary of the Australian Education Union; as well as a youth representative selected from the Okayama Youth Conference.  The opening discussion helped to set the tone for the entire conference under the theme “Celebrating a Decade of Action – What have we achieved, what lessons learnt.”

This World Conference will carry out a stock-taking of the implementation of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Education (DESD) and celebrate the decades achievements. The conference will showcase initiatives, actors, networks and ideas that were inspired by the DESD and review their impact on the basis of data provided by stakeholders and collected by UNESCO. With a view to post-Decade activities, the conference will celebrate successes of the DESD but also analyze obstacles encountered and lessons learnt. Examples of good practice from all over the world will provide valuable insight into viable approaches to ESD and help identify key areas for future action. Read more


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