Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Improving and re-orienting education is one of the goals of Agenda 21of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) (2005-2014) and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20).
In 2005, the United Nations (UN) Decade of ESD was launched to enhance the role of education in promoting sustainable development. Since then it has generated many success stories to be scaled up, with many inter-governmental agreements on sustainable development now duly recognizing the importance of education. Click here to read ESD background.
The Ministry has made commitment on Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development. Click here to download the GAP commitment