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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


3rd Conference of the chair (Bordeaux, 27-29 May 2019)

The 3rd conference of the Chair will bring together the heads of the 41 universities and the 21 member countries of the UNITWIN network and their institutional and non-institutional partners. The theme of the conference is "The education for sustainable development, a transition lever for our societies".

The two previous Chair Conferences had adopted a strategy set out in the framework of the United Nations Decade 2005-2014 and the Global Action Program 2015-2019 of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), implemented by UNESCO and articulated around five priority areas of action.

The aim of the May 2019 conference will be to draw on the results of the actions carried out from 2016 to 2019, to define a new strategy for the years to come in reference to the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals The conference will also take into account the recommendations from major global events such as the Global Action Program (Ottawa 2017 and Costa Rica 2018) forums or the conference on global warming (COP 24 Katowice 2018).

Provisional agenda.Registration form.


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