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

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

10 - 11 May 2021
Palais des Nations (Hybrid) Geneva Switzerland

The Committee is expected to address:
•    Implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development:
     (a)  Fourth evaluation report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development;
     (b)  Progress in implementing the Strategy;
     (c)  Regional framework of cooperation for sustainable development: participation in the 2021 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and outcomes of the side event organized by the UNECE Steering Committee on ESD  in the framework of the Forum;
     (d)  Outcomes of capacity-building activities.
•    Update on the preparations for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries (Nicosia, 5–7 October 2022)
•    Update on the outcomes of the work of the Ad Hoc Group on Strategic Planning.
•    Update on the outcomes of the work of the Ad Hoc Group on Indicators.
•    Outcome of the process of nominations of youth national focal points to the Steering Committee, sharing experiences and good examples of national initiatives and actions on education for sustainable development and youth.
•    Status of the trust fund and resource requirements.
•    Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums and other current issues according the agenda.
     (see the agenda uploaded on the meeting’s page below)

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

9484 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2021/1 - Annotated provisional agenda for the sixteenth meeting of the ESD Steering Committee _ 353757 _ English _ 773 _ 321484 _ pdf
9484 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2021/1 - Annotated provisional agenda for the sixteenth meeting of the ESD Steering Committee _ 353757 _ French _ 780 _ 321485 _ pdf
9484 _ ECE/CEP/AC.13/2021/1 - Annotated provisional agenda for the sixteenth meeting of the ESD Steering Committee _ 353757 _ Russian _ 864 _ 321486 _ pdf

Agenda item 2: Implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development - (a)  Fourth evaluation report of the UNECE Strategy for ESD 

Received Questionnaire - Member States

9489 _ Response from Armenia _ 355542 _ English _ 773 _ 325699 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Austria _ 355569 _ English _ 773 _ 325162 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Belarus _ 355354 _ English _ 773 _ 324683 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Bosnia and Herzegovina _ 355543 _ English _ 773 _ 325101 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Croatia _ 355355 _ English _ 773 _ 324684 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Cyprus _ 355587 _ English _ 773 _ 325232 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Estonia _ 355497 _ English _ 773 _ 324956 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Georgia _ 355356 _ English _ 773 _ 324685 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Kyrgyz Republic _ 354722 _ English _ 773 _ 323447 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Malta _ 355357 _ English _ 773 _ 324686 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Montenegro _ 355359 _ English _ 773 _ 324688 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Republic of Moldova _ 355358 _ English _ 773 _ 324687 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Romania _ 355544 _ English _ 773 _ 325102 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Slovakia _ 356381 _ English _ 773 _ 327126 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Slovenia _ 355498 _ English _ 773 _ 324957 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from Ukraine _ 355766 _ English _ 773 _ 325694 _ pdf
9489 _ Response from United Kingdom _ 355360 _ English _ 773 _ 324689 _ pdf

Received Questionnaire - Observers

9490 _ Response from CAREC _ 354723 _ English _ 773 _ 323448 _ pdf

Agenda item 2: (c) Regional framework of cooperation and outcomes of the side event

Regional framework of cooperation for sustainable development: participation in the 2021 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and outcomes of the side event organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development in the framework of the Forum

Regional framework of cooperation for sustainable development: participation in the 2021 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and outcomes of the side event organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development in the framework of the Forum

Regional framework of cooperation for sustainable development: participation in the 2021 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and outcomes of the side event organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development in the framework of the Forum

Agenda item 2: (d) Outcomes of capacity-building activities

9580 _ Azerbaijan: Vocational Education and Training _ 356182 _ English _ 773 _ 326538 _ pdf

Agenda item 3: Status of the trust fund, resource requirements and fundraising efforts

Agenda item 4: Update on the preparations for the UNECE Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries (Nicosia, 5–7 October 2022)

Agenda item 4: (a) Organizational issues for the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference

Information paper No. 4: Organizational issues for the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference, including the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries

CEP 2019 25th annual session

Information paper No. 4: Organizational issues for the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference, including the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries

CEP 2019 25th annual session

Agenda item 4: (b) Host country preparations

Agenda item 4: (c) Official documents for consideration at the Third High-level Meeting of Education and Environment Ministries – outline of the draft Ministerial Statement

Agenda item 4: (d) Resource requirements

Agenda item 5: Updates on the outcomes of the work of the Ad Hoc Group on Strategic Planning

Agenda item 5: (b) Draft workplan for the post-2019 implementation framework

Agenda item 7: Outcome of the process of nominations of youth national focal points to the Steering Committee

Agenda item 7: (a) Terms of reference of the established United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development Youth Network

Agenda item 8: Recent activities to promote education for sustainable development in other international forums

Agenda item 9: Participation of the Steering Committee in upcoming regional and international forums

Agenda item 10: Strengthening synergies with other organizations and processes

Agenda item 11: Publications on education for sustainable development from the UNECE region

Information paper No. 10 - Draft outlines of the two publications to be published in 2022 

Information paper No. 10 - Draft outlines of the two publications to be published in 2022 

Agenda item 12: Mainstreaming gender issues in education for sustainable development

Agenda item 13: Calendar of meetings

List of Decisions

11825 _ List of decisions (unedited, as read out at the meeting) _ 356357 _ English _ 773 _ 327095 _ pdf

List of Participants

11948 _ List of participants - 16th meeting of the Steering Committee _ 356462 _ English _ 773 _ 328592 _ pdf