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UN Multi-stakeholder Strategies for Scaling-up and Mainstreaming Sustainable Development
21 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


In order to achieve a green economy, green society, and a world fit for children, a radical transformation in our policies, technologies, patterns of production and consumption, and our foci of innovation is required. A wide range of sustainable development strategies have emerged, led by UN agencies, international and national organizations as well as civil society. These practices have demonstrated their potential to engage and empower even the most vulnerable and marginalized communities equipping them with values, skills and knowledge to thrive and contribute towards a green society. Yet, while there is evident success of these transformative practices, they often retain a status of “good examples” and are seldom up-scaled and mainstreamed to become a core strategy for a green economy.

This event, organized by the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Programme at UNU-IAS in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP and UNESCO, will explore multi-stakeholder partnerships and strategies that enable the implementation and concretization of sustainable development in areas such as urban planning, education, disaster risk reduction, innovation, research and more. It will also show that, in order to upscale sustainability practices at all levels, new and innovative forms of education and capacity development are required. The ESD Programme at UNU-IAS will place a particular emphasis on the ways in which its initiatives have created more effective information and knowledge generation and sharing on sustainable development, as well as showcasing case studies on learning as a transformative tool towards sustainability.

Partners: UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, UNU-IAS (proposal submitted by UNICEF)

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