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Nineteenth meeting of the UNECE Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development

29 - 31 May 2024
Salle V, Palais des Nations, Geneva Switzerland

The Committee is expected to address:

Day 1: Capacity-building workshops on (1) national reporting process; (2) implementing the 1st strand on “Quality education and ESD”; (3) implementing the 2nd strand on “Whole institution approach and ESD”; (4) implementing the 3rd strand on “Digital education, information and communications technology and ESD”; and (5) working meeting of the UNECE ESD Youth Platform;

Days 2 and 3:

- Implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD, including progress in implementing the Strategy; outcomes of the 2024 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and of the side event organized by UNEP in cooperation with UNECE and UNESCO in the framework of the Forum;

- Update on the outcomes of the recent two workshops for building member States’ capacity in national reporting on the implementation of the Strategy;

- Update on the outcomes of the work of the Ad Hoc Group on Indicators: the final draft of the Format for reporting on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD (2021–2025) and guidance for working with indicators.

- Launching of the next mandatory reporting cycle (2021–2025) under the Strategy;

- Discussing arrangements for commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the UNECE Strategy for ESD in 2025;

- Final proposal for workplan activity on implementing the second priority strand on “Whole institution approach and ESD”;

-  Draft concept note and planning of the first capacity-building activity to be organized in 2023 or 2024 under the Swiss project (2023–2025) on implementing the 4th strand on “Entrepreneurship, employment, innovation and ESD” of     the implementation framework;

- Final proposal for developing a toolkit on whole institution approach and education for sustainable development;

- Update on implementing the 3rd strand on “Digital education, information and communications technology and ESD”;

- Update on implementing the 4th strand on “Entrepreneurship, employment, innovation and ESD”: Outcomes of the capacity-building workshop held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 30–31 October 2023; and organizing a second activity – a regional conference on implementing the fourth strand on “Entrepreneurship, employment, innovation and ESD” and Youth Engagement (Limassol, Cyprus, 27–28 June 2024);

- ESD and youth: update on the activities of the UNECE for ESD Youth Platform held since the previous meeting and plans for the future;

- Recent activities to promote ESD in other international forums and other current issues according to the agenda (see agenda uploaded under item 1)

Agenda Item 1: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

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Agenda item 2: Capacity-building workshops

(a)  Following up on the capacity-building workshops on national reporting, including the use of the Most Significant Changes technique for evaluation, plus any further questions on the reporting template

Item 2a - Dr. Paul Vare: For when there are too many examples

Item 2 CB workshops Session (a) National reporting process

(b)  Implementing the first strand on “Quality education and education for sustainable development” of the implementation framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development from 2021 to 2030

Item 2 CB workshops Session (b) Strand 1 Quality Education

(c)  Implementing the second strand on “Whole institution approach and education for sustainable development” of the implementation framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development from 2021 to 2030

Item 2 CB workshops Session (c) Strand 2 on WIA

(d)  Implementing the third strand on “Digital education, information and communications technology and education for sustainable development” of the implementation framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development from 2021 to 2030

Item 2 CB workshops Session (d) Strand 3 Digital Education

(e)  Working meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Education for Sustainable Development Youth Platform

Agenda item 3: Implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development

(a)  Progress in implementing the Strategy: Update on the most recent developments (policies, actions, programmes, initiatives) at the national level

Belgium (Flanders)

Republic Moldova

Spain

Switzerland

(b) Regional framework of cooperation for sustainable development: Outcomes of the 2024 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and of the side event organized by the United Nations Environment Programme in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development in the framework of the Forum
Information paper No. 1 - Concept note and programme of the side event “Advancing the six transitions: What role for young people?

Agenda item 4: Update on the outcomes of the recent two workshops for building member States’ capacity in national reporting on implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development

Agenda item 5: Update on the outcomes of the work of the Ad Hoc Group on Indicators: the final draft of the Format for reporting on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD (2021–2025) and guidance for working with indicators

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59443 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2024/3 - Format for reporting on the implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (2021–2025) _ 389401 _ Russian _ 864 _ 410397 _ pdf ece_cep_ac.13_2024_3_r.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 189.35 KB) docx
59443 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2024/6 - Guidelines for the process of reporting on the implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development _ 389403 _ English _ 773 _ 410387 _ pdf ece_cep_ac.13_2024_6_e.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 86.09 KB) docx
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Agenda item 6: Launching of the next mandatory reporting cycle (2021–2025) under the Strategy

Agenda item 7: Discussing arrangements for commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development in 2025

Agenda item 8: Strategic framework on whole institution approach and education for sustainable development – Final proposal for workplan activity on implementing the 25nd priority strand on “Whole institution” approach and esd

Agenda item 9: Final proposal for developing a toolkit on whole institution approach and education for sustainable development

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59448 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2024/5 - Final proposal for developing a toolkit on “Whole institution approach and education for sustainable development” _ 389400 _ French _ 780 _ 409580 _ pdf ece_cep_ac.13_2024_5_f.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 71.4 KB) docx
59448 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2024/5 - Final proposal for developing a toolkit on “Whole institution approach and education for sustainable development” _ 389400 _ Russian _ 864 _ 409581 _ pdf ece_cep_ac.13_2024_5_r.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 74.06 KB) docx

Agenda item 10: Update on implementing the third strand on “Digital education, information and communications technology and education for sustainable development” of the implementation framework of the UNECE for Europe Strategy for ESD from 2021 to 2030

Agenda item 12: Education for sustainable development and youth

(a) Update on the activities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Education for Sustainable Development Youth Platform held since the previous meeting

(b) Draft activity plan for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Education for Sustainable Development Youth Platform for 2025

Agenda item 13: Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums

Agenda item 14: Participation of the Steering Committee in upcoming regional and international forums

Agenda item 15: Strengthening synergies with other organizations and processes

Agenda item 16: Update on the planned publications for 2024 on education for sustainable development from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region

Agenda item 17: Status of the trust fund and resource requirements

Agenda item 18: Forecast of official documents for the twentieth meeting of the Steering Committee, to be held in 2025

Agenda item 19: Calendar of meetings

Agenda item 20: Other business