Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a key element of quality education and a crucial enabler for sustainable development. The Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD is the follow- up programme to the UN Decade of ESD (2005/14) that seeks to generate and scale-up ESD and to accelerate progress towards sustainable development. 

UNESCO Beirut Office is actively engaged in implementing UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP) in the Region through the sensitization, mobilization and engagement of the youth population, recognized as key to the success of GAP. The GAP aims to contribute substantially to SDG4 through the reorientation of education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to a sustainable future and through the strengthening of education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development.

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