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3rd international conference of the UNESCO chair,

Rectors and presidents in charge of the different francophone higher institutions members of the Unitwin network will meet in Bordeaux (27, 28 and 29 May 2019) in order to take stock of education, training and research activities on sustainable development during the three years since the March 2016 conference and to define the 2019-2022 strategy of the chair in association with its different private and public partners. The theme of the conference will be: "Education for sustainable development, a transition lever for our societies"


Associated organizations


French International NGO for
education about environment
and sustainable development

Environment and School Initiatives

International Network for the Development of Education for Sustainable Development


2nd Conference of the chair (Bordeaux, 14-15 March 2016)

The 2nd conference of the UNESCO Chair was held in Bordeaux on March 14 and 15, 2016. It brought together the heads of UNITWIN's 35 universities and 21 member countries, as well as their institutional and non-institutional partners.
The aim of this conference was to build on the progress of the United Nations Decade 2005-2014 for ESD and the results achieved by the Chair over the last five years, to define a new four-year strategy in reference to the United Nations "Global Action Plan for ESD" and its five priority areas of action.
The March conference also took into account the recommendations from major meetings global education forum (Korea, May 2015), the conference on climate change (COP 21 Paris, December 2015) and the implementation of the 17 Objectives of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which reflect the 8 Millennium Development Goals for Development (MDG).
In addition to the plenary sessions which made it possible to present the progress of the various actors in ESD and to consider the substantive issues related to the development of the 2016-2019 Strategy, the conference was an opportunity to hold eight thematic workshops on a variety of topics. related to sustainable development and ESD.


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