UNESCO, EDUCATE AND GIVE EVERY CITIZEN THE DESIRE AND THE MEANS TO ACT …UNESCO’s commitment to sustainable development started when the Organization was founded in 1945. In 1972, the Organization created the first biosphere reserves. There are now close to 700 in 120 countries. More than 200 natural sites are protected by the renowned World Heritage certification. Since 2005, UNESCO has been recognized globally as the lead agency for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It coordinates the implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD, as official follow-up to the United Nations Decade of ESD (2005-2014).Education for Sustainable Development empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity.After having mobilized governments and other United Nations agencies on this issue, contributed to train teachers and encouraged actions by NGOs, UNESCO now intends to more than ever highlight and communicate the extraordinary work performed every day by citizens from all walks of life: those who transmit to youth or their fellow citizens the values, behaviours and ways of life required to build a viable future.Because no change can be made without education.
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The KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION, building botanical expertise since 1994
For over 20 years, the KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION has been committed to share its botanical passion by focusing on three missions:
• Protect plant species under threat through several scientific partnerships with an international scope. The KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION is particularly involved in the Great Green Wall program,which fights desertification besetting the Sahel by planting 60,000 desert date trees in Senegal in 6 years. This project has been recognized by UNESCO within the « UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS » program as a major sustainable development project.
• Explore the plant world’s treasures around the world in order to increase our knowledge and best protect them.
• Educate the widest audience possible in botanical knowledge, with a particular focus on children.
The KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION heightens its involvement as an agent of change by becoming founding partnerof « UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS ».