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Fifteenth meeting of the UNECE Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Fifteenth meeting of the UNECE Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

19 - 20 October 2020
Switzerland

The Committee is expected to address:
•     Implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development:
(a)    Summary outcomes of the progress report on the fourth phase of implementation;
(b)    Regional framework of cooperation for sustainable development: Regional Forum on Sustainable Development;
(c)    Outcomes of capacity-building activities.
•     Preparations for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries in 2021:
(a)    Organizational issues for the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference;
(b)    Host country preparations;
(c)    Official documents for consideration at the High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries;
(d)    Resource requirements.
•    Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the ad hoc group for strategic planning.
•     Outcomes of the first meeting and of the subsequent work of the ad hoc group on youth.
•    Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the ad hoc group on indicators.
•    Education for sustainable development and youth: initiatives and actions on education for sustainable development.
•     Status of the trust fund and resource requirements, and other current issues according the agenda (see the agenda uploaded on the meeting’s page below).

Documents

The meeting is a paper smart event to the extend possible. Participants are encouraged to download the documents in electronic format. Documents for the meeting are made available on this website.

DocumentTitle ENG FRE RUS
Agenda Item 1: 
Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

Annotated provisional agenda of the fifteenth meeting
ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/1 
pdf pdf pdf
Agenda Item 1: 
Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

Revised Annotated provisional agenda of the fifteenth meeting
ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/1/Rev.1 
pdf pdf pdf
Explanatory notes on the timeline of the 15 SC meeting agenda pdf    
       
Agenda Item 2:
Election of officers 
     
Information paper No.1 : Note by the secretariat in consultation with the Chair of the Steering Committee
“The Bureau of the Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development”
pdf    
       
Agenda Item 3:
Implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development
     
Item 3 (a) Summary Outcomes of the progress report on the fourth phase of implementation      
Information paper No. 2: Fourth evaluation report on the implementation of UNECE Strategy for ESD during 2017-1019 (revised after the 19-20 October meeting) pdf    
       
Agenda Item 4:   
Status of the trust fund, resource requirements and fundraising efforts
     
Information Paper No. 3: Contributions, incurred expenses and estimated resource requirements pdf    
       
Agenda Item 5:
Preparations for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Third-High level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries in 2021 
     
Item 5 (a) Organizational issues for the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference      
Information Paper No. 4: Organizational issues for the 9th EfE Ministerial Conference, including the 3rd High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries pdf    
       
Item No. 5 (c) Official documents for consideration at the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries      
Information Paper No. 5: Official documents for consideration at the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries, including draft outline of the Ministerial Statement pdf    
       
Agenda Item 6:
Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the Ad Hoc Group on Strategic Planning
     
Item 6 (a) Draft concept note for the post-2019 implementation framework      
Information Paper No. 7: Draft concept note post-2019 implementation pdf    
       
Item 6 (b) Draft workplan for the post-2019 implementation framework      
Information Paper No. 8: Draft workplan for the post-2019 implementation framework for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development pdf    
       
Agenda Item 7:
Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the ad hoc group on indicators: the draft format for reporting on the implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development from 2020 to 2030
     
Format for reporting on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD from 2021 to 2030
(ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/6)
pdf pdf pdf
       
Agenda Item 8:
Outcomes of the first meeting and of the subsequent work of the Ad Hoc Group on Youth
     
       
Agenda Item 9:
Education for sustainable development and youth: initiatives and actions on education for sustainable development
     
       
Agenda Item 10:
Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums
     
       
Agenda Item 11:
Participation of the Steering Committee in upcoming regional and international forums
     
       
Agenda Item 12:
Strengthening synergies with other organizations and processes
     
       
Agenda Item 13:
Publications on education for sustainable development from the Economic Commission for Europe region
     
Information Paper No. 9: Draft outline of the two publications to be published in 2022 pdf    
       
Provisional List of participants pdf    
       
Post Session      
Report - ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/2    

The meeting is a paper smart event to the extend possible. Participants are encouraged to download the documents in electronic format. Documents for the meeting are made available on this website.

DocumentTitle ENG FRE RUS
Agenda Item 1: 
Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

Annotated provisional agenda of the fifteenth meeting
ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/1 
pdf pdf pdf
Agenda Item 1: 
Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

Revised Annotated provisional agenda of the fifteenth meeting
ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/1/Rev.1 
pdf pdf pdf
Explanatory notes on the timeline of the 15 SC meeting agenda pdf    
       
Agenda Item 2:
Election of officers 
     
Information paper No.1 : Note by the secretariat in consultation with the Chair of the Steering Committee
“The Bureau of the Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development”
pdf    
       
Agenda Item 3:
Implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development
     
Item 3 (a) Summary Outcomes of the progress report on the fourth phase of implementation      
Information paper No. 2: Fourth evaluation report on the implementation of UNECE Strategy for ESD during 2017-1019 (revised after the 19-20 October meeting) pdf    
       
Agenda Item 4:   
Status of the trust fund, resource requirements and fundraising efforts
     
Information Paper No. 3: Contributions, incurred expenses and estimated resource requirements pdf    
       
Agenda Item 5:
Preparations for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Third-High level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries in 2021 
     
Item 5 (a) Organizational issues for the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference      
Information Paper No. 4: Organizational issues for the 9th EfE Ministerial Conference, including the 3rd High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries pdf    
       
Item No. 5 (c) Official documents for consideration at the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries      
Information Paper No. 5: Official documents for consideration at the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries, including draft outline of the Ministerial Statement pdf    
       
Agenda Item 6:
Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the Ad Hoc Group on Strategic Planning
     
Item 6 (a) Draft concept note for the post-2019 implementation framework      
Information Paper No. 7: Draft concept note post-2019 implementation pdf    
       
Item 6 (b) Draft workplan for the post-2019 implementation framework      
Information Paper No. 8: Draft workplan for the post-2019 implementation framework for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development pdf    
       
Agenda Item 7:
Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the ad hoc group on indicators: the draft format for reporting on the implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development from 2020 to 2030
     
Format for reporting on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD from 2021 to 2030
(ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/6)
pdf pdf pdf
       
Agenda Item 8:
Outcomes of the first meeting and of the subsequent work of the Ad Hoc Group on Youth
     
       
Agenda Item 9:
Education for sustainable development and youth: initiatives and actions on education for sustainable development
     
       
Agenda Item 10:
Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums
     
       
Agenda Item 11:
Participation of the Steering Committee in upcoming regional and international forums
     
       
Agenda Item 12:
Strengthening synergies with other organizations and processes
     
       
Agenda Item 13:
Publications on education for sustainable development from the Economic Commission for Europe region
     
Information Paper No. 9: Draft outline of the two publications to be published in 2022 pdf    
       
Provisional List of participants pdf    
       
Post Session      
Report - ECE/CEP/AC.13/2020/2    

Information for Delegates

Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register before Monday, 19 October using the new electronic procedure. This page will lead you to directly register for the meeting.

Please ensure that your browser is Chrome or Firefox. Delegates must complete all the fields.

You may register online:

https://indico.un.org/event/31150/

Since Switzerland is a part of the Schengen Zone, obtaining a visa might take up to 5 weeks. Participants needing a visa are therefore requested to submit their application as soon as possible and initiate visa procedures at least four weeks before the meeting.

Requests for financial support should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat (elizabeth.james(at)un.org) not later than Thursday, 10 September 2020. No application will be accepted after this deadline.  This would be based on the approved countries eligible for financial support to participate in meetings and events, (https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/documents/2019/ece/cep/CEP-25_EligibilityCriteria.IP.21.e.pdf).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CONTACT TRACING MEASURES IN THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE IN GENEVA.


1.  Participants MUST provide their mobile phone number on the registration form. 
   
2.  Participants should not attend the meeting in-person if they display any flu- or cold-like symptoms or if they are still awaiting COVID PCR test results.
   
3.  Participants must inform the Secretariat at: (022.9176307 or elizabeth.james at un.org), if they were diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after their last presence at the meeting. They should also inform Ms. James, Medical Services or UNOG Security if they begin to display cold- or flu-like symptoms while in the premises. 

4.  Participants need to be aware of all the safety measures (i.e. not to come to the meeting in-person or the Palais des Nations if they feel sick. Wearing of masks in and around conference room is required, physical distancing is being exercised. Please inform Ms. Elizabeth James, in case of developing COVID-19 symptoms during or following the meeting.  

Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register before Monday, 19 October using the new electronic procedure. This page will lead you to directly register for the meeting.

Please ensure that your browser is Chrome or Firefox. Delegates must complete all the fields.

You may register online:

https://indico.un.org/event/31150/

Since Switzerland is a part of the Schengen Zone, obtaining a visa might take up to 5 weeks. Participants needing a visa are therefore requested to submit their application as soon as possible and initiate visa procedures at least four weeks before the meeting.

Requests for financial support should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat (elizabeth.james(at)un.org) not later than Thursday, 10 September 2020. No application will be accepted after this deadline.  This would be based on the approved countries eligible for financial support to participate in meetings and events, (https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/documents/2019/ece/cep/CEP-25_EligibilityCriteria.IP.21.e.pdf).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CONTACT TRACING MEASURES IN THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE IN GENEVA.


1.  Participants MUST provide their mobile phone number on the registration form. 
   
2.  Participants should not attend the meeting in-person if they display any flu- or cold-like symptoms or if they are still awaiting COVID PCR test results.
   
3.  Participants must inform the Secretariat at: (022.9176307 or elizabeth.james at un.org), if they were diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after their last presence at the meeting. They should also inform Ms. James, Medical Services or UNOG Security if they begin to display cold- or flu-like symptoms while in the premises. 

4.  Participants need to be aware of all the safety measures (i.e. not to come to the meeting in-person or the Palais des Nations if they feel sick. Wearing of masks in and around conference room is required, physical distancing is being exercised. Please inform Ms. Elizabeth James, in case of developing COVID-19 symptoms during or following the meeting.  

Statements and Presentations

 

Presentations                                ENG FRE RUS
Agenda Item 3:
Implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development
     
Item 3 (a) Summary Outcomes of the progress report on the fourth phase of implementation      
Presentations:      
 Fourth Evaluation Report (Cyprus) pdf    
Main findings of 4th evaluation report (Cyprus) pdf    
       
Agenda Item 6:
Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the Ad Hoc Group on Strategic Planning
     
Item 6 (a) Draft concept note for the post-2019 implementation framework      
Presentation:      
Strand 1: Quality Education and ESD pdf    
Strand 2: Whole institution approach to ESD pdf    
Strand 3: Digital education, ICT and ESD (ppt) pdf    
Text of the presentation pdf pdf  
Work done on preamble pdf    
Strand 4: Entrepreneurship, Employment & Innovation pdf    
       
Agenda Item 10:
Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums
     
Presentation:      
ESD: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) (UNESCO) pdf    
       
Agenda Item 12:
Strengthening synergies with other organizations and processes
     
Presentations:      
 CAREC pdf    
Mapping the mainstreaming of ESD across SDG4.7
Devonne Goad, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe
pdf    

 

 

Presentations                                ENG FRE RUS
Agenda Item 3:
Implementation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development
     
Item 3 (a) Summary Outcomes of the progress report on the fourth phase of implementation      
Presentations:      
 Fourth Evaluation Report (Cyprus) pdf    
Main findings of 4th evaluation report (Cyprus) pdf    
       
Agenda Item 6:
Outcomes of the three meetings and of the subsequent work of the Ad Hoc Group on Strategic Planning
     
Item 6 (a) Draft concept note for the post-2019 implementation framework      
Presentation:      
Strand 1: Quality Education and ESD pdf    
Strand 2: Whole institution approach to ESD pdf    
Strand 3: Digital education, ICT and ESD (ppt) pdf    
Text of the presentation pdf pdf  
Work done on preamble pdf    
Strand 4: Entrepreneurship, Employment & Innovation pdf    
       
Agenda Item 10:
Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums
     
Presentation:      
ESD: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) (UNESCO) pdf    
       
Agenda Item 12:
Strengthening synergies with other organizations and processes
     
Presentations:      
 CAREC pdf    
Mapping the mainstreaming of ESD across SDG4.7
Devonne Goad, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe
pdf