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Newsflash : Faced with the growing threat of industrialization of the oceans and the persistent rush for marine resources, managers from the 43 marine sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List will meet from 1 to 3 December in Honolulu, Hawaii to explore ways of strengthening conservation of these “crown jewels of the ocean”.

World Heritage Marine Programme.


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The UNESCO conference on ESD (Nagoya, Nov.2014)

The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will be co-organized in 2014 by UNESCO and the Government of Japan on the occasion of the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It has the following four objectives:

Last details in the Newsletter.

Introduction to the UNESCO chair

The UNESCO chair "Education, training and research for sustainable development" and the UNITWIN network have joined together to better mobilise the Francophone university world in order to more efficiently and visibly develop policies, abilities and resources for education, training and research and the transfer of knowledge for sustainable development.

1st conference of the chair (Bordeaux, 3-4 June 2010)

On 3 and 4 June 2010, the first conference of the network of francophone universities for education, training, and research for sustainable development took place.

Objectives of the chair

The project, developed as part of an extended inter-university partnership, has several objectives :

1. To train teachers in order to improve education and training on sustainable development by taking into account the specific environmental, socio-economic and cultural issues of the countries involved.

Launch of the network

3-4 June 2010 : establishing the network and launching actions :

The June conference in Bordeaux made it possible to analyse the potential of each of the universities and to identify the expectations of the university communities and the other members of society in education, training, information and research on sustainable development in order to define the main actions to develop as part of a common strategy applied locally, nationally and regionally.

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Network's members

Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis (Mostaganem, ALGERIA)
Université Abomey-Calavi (Cotonou, BENIN)
UQAC (Chicoutimi, CANADA)
Université d'Abobo-Adjamé (Abidjan, IVORY COAST)
Université de Cocody
(Abidjan, IVORY COAST)
Université Senghor
(Alexandria, EGYPT)
University of Pannonia (Veszprém, HUNGARY)
Université La Sagesse
(Beirut, LEBANON)
University of Mauritius
Associated Institutions
Campus Veolia Environnement (Paris & Rabat)

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