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The driving force behind the Sustainable Development Goals

The driving force behind the Sustainable Development Goals

"Education is the driving force behind the global Sustainable Development Goals" stated the Director- General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, at the UNESCO international week for peace and sustainability in Ottawa, Canada 5 to 10 March 2017 where the Center for Collaborative Learning for Sustainable Development was invited to participate.

The Center for Collaborative learning, through the PERL / UNITWIN Network, organized a panel discussion, had an exhibition and distributed learning materials to the 400 individuals from 90 countries who took part in the week. The week focused on the achievements and challenges related to education for sustainable development and education for global citizenship. Mid-way report on "The Global Action Plan for Education for Sustainable Development" was presented and discussed in the light of the objective of improving the quality of teaching.


A new guidebook about learning objectives for education for sustainable development was also launched by UNESCO at the conference and is available on:  Read more her.