About this publication
This publication has sourced information from a series of national reviews commissioned by UNESCO in2010 and written by authoritative stakeholders in Chile, Indonesia, Kenya, the Netherlands and Oman. Theselection of countries was based on: i) work showcased at the 2009 World Conference on Education forSustainable Development held in Bonn, Germany; ii) submissions to the monitoring and evaluation processfor the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD); as well as iii) through evaluation materialsubmitted by UNESCO staff in regional bureaux of education. The countries showcased in this report arenot necessarily the ‘best’ examples of the region, as many other countries are also progressing effectivelytowards implementing ESD. Rather, the countries selected illustrate the wide diversity of ESD approachesand initiatives taking place in different parts of the learnt world. The national studies were then edited andharmonized before common themes and lessons learned were identiﬁed to support other national efforts inmoving towards the second half of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.Mulà, I. and Tilbury, D. (eds.).
National Journeys towards Education for Sustainable Development
. Paris,UNESCO, 2011.Published bythe United Nations Educational,Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organization7, place de Fontenoy,75352 Paris 07 SP, France
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The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this publication do not imply theexpression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country,territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.The author is responsible for the choice and the presentation of the facts contained in this book andfor the opinions expressed therein, which are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit theOrganization.Cover photo:
2007 Dibyendu Dey Choudhury, Courtesy of Photoshare – A grandfather in India enjoysthe company of his grandson in the green outdoors.Designed and printed by UNESCO
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