United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) 2005–2014
This initiative has now ended. A Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development has been established by the United Nations to follow the UNDESD.
The 5 minute video Shaping the Future we Want presents the ten key findings from the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. You can also download the full report below (PDF < 1MB) .
The final assessment report on the UN Decade of ESD tracks the global progress of ESD practices all over the world. It also presents the advancements made throughput the decade, lessons learnt and opportunities for the future of ESD advancement.
The vision of the Decade is a world where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from education and learning to bring about a transformation in society towards sustainability.
- Caring for our Future: The Australian Government Strategy for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005–2014 (2007) (PDF <1 MB)
- Asia-Pacific Guidelines for the Development of National ESD Indicators (2007) UNESCO Bangkok (PDF 3.2 MB)
These guidelines cover data collection, reporting mechanisms and examples of ESD indicators. ARIES team members, Daniella Tilbury, Leanne Denby and Jessica North, were involved in the writing and editing of the booklet.
The project to produce the guidelines was led by UNESCO Bangkok and Macquarie University and funded by the Japanese Funds-in-Trust. Assistance was also given by the Commission on Education and Communication of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
- A Quick Guide to Developing National ESD Indicators (2007) UNESCO Bangkok (PDF 1.8 MB)
This quick guide gives an overview of the eight key messages presented in the Guidelines booklet above. It is designed to be used together with the larger volume so that relevant information can be located quickly.
- Development of a National Approach to Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting on the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Summarising Documented Experiences on the Development of ESD Indicators and Networking with Expert Groups on ESD Indicators
The Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (2006)