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2014 National Reporting

2014 National Implementation Reporting 

To be submitted by 1 November 2014
Reporting Template: download here in English, French, Russian


Nearly ten years after the adoption of the UNECE Strategy for ESD, the Steering Committee will carry out its third national implementation reporting cycle - a unique exercise to collect indepth information about the successes and challenges of educating for sustainable development. 


The countries' experiences are of utmost importance to learn from each other in the UNECE region and to set future priorities for ESD implementation.


To help plan the reporting exercise in your country, please find below a proposed reporting process.

Reporting template / submitting the report

  • The national implementation report will need to be prepared on the basis of the reporting template, developed by the UNECE Expert Group on Indicators.
  • The deadline for submission of the national implementation reports to the Secretariat is the 1 November 2014
  • Reports should be submitted to the secretariat electronically in Word format. The email address for submission is esd [@]
  • The text of the report should be in English. Member States are encouraged to provide the text in the two other official languages of the ECE, French and Russian
  • For examples of how to fill in the template and further explanations of the reporting template, please see the Guidance for Reporting which was drafted in 2009 but is still applicable to the 2014 reporting
  • Countries with a federal structure will submit one consolidated report based on subnational/State inputs
  • The first two progress reports were prepared in 2007 and 2010 and have been made available on the UNECE Website. A synthesis report will equally be prepared for 2014, highlighting progress made, identifying challenges and drawing up recommendations; all submitted reports will moreover be made available in the languages in which they are received and no editing will be provided
  • The UNECE secretariat stands ready to offer any support and assistance it can to the national Focal Points in the preparation and submission of the reports

Proposed process for preparing the national implementation report
Proposed ProcessSchedule  2014

Key Actors

Preparatory process (e.g. identification of relevant stakeholders, sources of information, review of the 2007/2010 report, where available, etc).


2 National Focal Points (NFPs): ministries of education and ministries of environment, in consultation with any other relevant stakeholders
Preparation of the 1st draft  June  2 NFPs
Multistakeholder consultation on the draft July – SepInitiated by 2 NFPs, with the participation all of all the relevant stakeholders (e.g. ministries other than ESD focal points, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, capacity-building organizations, educator training institutions).
Finalization of the report


2 NFPs

Formal submission to the secretariat


Electronic submission:

Email: esd [@]


Postal submission:

Ms. Simone Hofner

Secretariat of the ECE Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development

Palais des Nations

1211 Geneva 10


1 November 2014

One of the NFPs