Taroudant - Princess Lalla Hasna, sister of the king of Morocco, the Crown Prince of Japan and Unesco's director-general will open the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan on November 10-12, 2014.
Taroudant – Princess Lalla Hasna, sister of the king of Morocco, the Crown Prince of Japan and Unesco’s director-general will open the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan on November 10-12, 2014.
On the occasion of the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, Lalla Hasna, the President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, will take part in this international conference, which will celebrate the Decade’s achievements (2005-2014) in the field of education and draft a roadmap to launch the Global Action Programme (GAP).
Under the theme “Learning Today for a Sustainable Future,” the conference, which is co-organized by UNESCO and the Government of Japan, will bring together experts on the field of education from more than 100 countries.
According to the UNESCO, “key groups such as UNESCO ASPnet schools, youth and higher education institutions” will attend the meeting to “provide inputs and recommendations to the World Conference on Education.”
“The Conference will showcase initiatives, actors, networks and ideas that were inspired by the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and review their impact on the basis of data provided by stakeholders and collected by UNESCO,” the same source added.
NGOs, academia, the private sector, individual experts, youth and UN agencies are also expected to attend this international event.
The conference will host 4 plenary sessions, a high-level roundtable, thirty-four workshops, 25 side events and 44 exhibitions.
So far, 56 ministers and 17 vice-ministers, mainly ministers of education, have confirmed their attendance.
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