Do you get the ESD ZOOM newsletters from UNESCO?  These are essential reading if you want to keep up with ESD, the GAP, etc round the world.  Here is a link to the most recent one in January.

In this, the highlight was UNESCO seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) where $ 150,000 will be divided between three recipients.  The Prize aims to honour and showcase outstanding ESD projects and programmes worldwide.

Meanwhile, if you want to keep up with what UNESCO UK is up to, just click here where you will find features on:

Biosphere Reserves Learning sites for sustainable development where communities collaborate to live in harmony with their environment

Chairs and UNTWINE Networks  Facilitating a global dialogue: a network of forward thinking Universities

Creative Cities  Drawing together vibrant creative communities: using culture to make cities thrive

Global Geoparks  Treasuring our geological heritage and supporting sustainable economic development through geo-tourism

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science: National Fellowships and International Awards  Celebrating, enhancing and enabling the contribution of women to scientific research

Prizes and Patronage  Providing formal recognition of those who work to further UNESCO’s mission of ‘building peace in the minds of men and women’

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)  Delving into the deep: a focal point for global ocean science

International Hydrological Programme (IHP)  Increasing the depth of our shared knowledge about water: protecting our most precious resource

Memory of the World  For the protection and promotion of our documentary and audiovisual heritage for posterity

World Heritage  Areas of Outstanding Universal Value that belong to all the peoples of the world

UK Committee of the Blue Shield  Defending the world’s cultural heritage from armed conflict and natural disasters

UNESCO Associated Schools Programme (ASPNet)  Learning to live together as global citizens

UNESCO Conventions, Recommendations & Declarations in the UK  Standard-setting instruments that work towards universal agreements and benchmarks

UNESCO Institutes and Centres  International centres of excellence

There’s nothing in this list on education or ESD etc.  If you hunt around, however, you come to this, which is the UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN page.  There’s lots here on education, though it’s focused more on ‘education for all’ (EFA), rather than ESD.

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