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UNESCO Launches Portal on Education for Sustainable Development

11 March 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a new Web portal on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which demonstrates how education helps societies and individuals to achieve sustainability.

The web content sets out UNESCO's priorities for the remaining half of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014). It presents the aims and focus of the DESD and highlights UNESCO's work in relation to major sustainability themes, including: climate change; biodiversity; disaster risk reduction (DRR); poverty eradication; gender equality, sustainable urbanization; and sustainable lifestyles. In addition, it explains how education can bring about the societal change needed to build sustainable societies. The web portal also features information related to the work on Education for Sustainable Development of DESD major partners. [Web Portal on Education for Sustainable Development]