ESD in Germany

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In 2002 the United Nations (UN) proclaimed the years 2005 to 2014 the World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. International initiatives intend to help embed the principles of sustainable development in all parts of education worldwide.

UNESCO has been appointed the international lead agency for the Decade. On the basis of a unanimous resolution of the German Parliament, the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK) is implementing the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in Germany with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in Germany is being implemented under the patronage of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Web Portal "Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)" informs about German activities within the field of ESD and the UN Decade "Education for Sustainable Development".

By offering a systematic overview of themes and partners, competitions, newsletters, programmes, and other efforts involving the UN Decade, it facilitates cooperation and networks on the national level, and will be expanded as a worldwide forum to inform users about the implementation of the UN Decade and ESD.

The Web Portal is a project of the German Commission for UNESCO, within the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).