UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development


New dates confirmed for the conference

UNESCO is pleased to announce that the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development will be held
from 17 to 19 May 2021 in Berlin, Germany.


  • Our planet and its inhabitants are under increasing pressure: Human-induced climate change, limited and recklessly exploited resources, rising temperatures and sea levels, pollution and shrinking biodiversity are just a few of the issues governments and populations face around the world.

  • The Conference will raise awareness of these challenges, highlight the crucial role of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a key enabler for the successful achievement of all SDGs, and create momentum for strengthening ESD in policy and practice.

When and where?

The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development will be held from 17 to 19 May 2021 in Berlin, Germany.

The conference is organized by UNESCO in cooperation with and generously supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, and with the German Commission for UNESCO as advisory partner.


Participation to the conference is by invitation only.

All UNESCO Member States will be invited to attend the event and nominate a delegation including participants from diverse backgrounds.

In addition, UNESCO launched a call for proposals for other stakeholders to be invited, including policy-makers working in education and sustainable development, education practitioners, civil society, development community and private sector experts to propose booth and session concepts.

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For additional information, please contact future.esd@unesco.org.


In cooperation with and with the support of:              

With the advisory support of: