Education for Sustainable Development Global Citizen’s Forum

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  • DATE / TIME :
    2014•08•20    10:30 - 2014•08•22    18:00
    Location :
    Tokyo

    The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is hosting the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Global Citizen’s Forum on 20–22 August 2014. The forum consists of two events, the National Conference on ESD Practical Models 2014 (on 20 August), and the Global Citizen’s Conference 2014 (on 21–22) August. For further details on each event, please see below.

    Please note that these events will be held in Japanese only. English interpretation will not be provided.

    ESD Global Citizen’s Forum Day 1: National Conference on ESD Practical Models 2014

    Date: 20 August 2014, 10:30–18:00
    Location: Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall and U Thant International Conference Hall, UNU Headquarters, Tokyo
    Language: Japanese
    Organizers: Decade of ESD (DESD) World Festival Forum
    Co-organizers: UNU-IAS, the Global Environmental Outreach Centre, the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO, and the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

    The National Conference on ESD Practical Models 2014 will explore outcomes and achievements of ESD and showcase good practices on ESD in Japan. A range of actors engaged in the ESD field from all over Japan will discuss five topics:

    1. Disaster Reduction Education / Climate Change Education and ESD
    2. Biodiversity and ESD
    3. Sustainable Production and Consumption and ESD
    4. Historical and Cultural Heritage and ESD
    5. Poverty Eradication / Social Justice and ESD

    For more information, including the event programme and registration, please visit the event page on the Japanese UNU-IAS website, and the DESD World Festival Forum website (Japanese).

    ESD Global Citizen’s Forum Days 2 and 3: Global Citizen’s Conference 2014

    Date: 21–22 August 2014, 10:00–18:00
    Location: Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall and U Thant International Conference Hall, UNU Headquarters, Tokyo
    Language: Japanese
    Organizers: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan; and the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
    Co-organizers: UNU-IAS, the Global Environmental Outreach Centre, the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and DESD World Festival Forum

    To mark the closing of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and the organization of the World Conference on ESD in Nagoya and Okayama in 2014, this year’s conference aims to review the achievements of DESD and to further promote ESD-related activities in the post-2014 framework. The conference consists of panel discussions, roundtable sessions, and presentations by students.

    For more information, including the event programme and registration, please visit the event page on the UNU-IAS website (Japanese), and the DESD World Festival Forum website (Japanese).

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    Elizabeth Rose Hall (5F) and U Thant International Conference Hall (3F)
    United Nations University
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
    Japan