ESD is "a priority" for Commonwealth Nations

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A recent report from UNESCO UK said that "ESD is increasing its profile in the Commonwealth".  It seems that, at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (in the Bahamas from 22 to 26 June – must have been nice), education ministers from all 53 nations declared:

"ESD is recognized as a priority for future planning by ministers, as well as the role of education at the heart of the process for driving the Sustainable Development Goals."

The theme of the conference was: Education in the Commonwealth: Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths and Productivity (3Ps)

It seems that ministers also highlighted the Commonwealth values of equity, access and development, stressing the key role of ESD in achieving these.  More information on the outcome of the event, and the full Nassau Declaration, is here.

The burning question is: did any UK education ministers turn up to this – and did they sign?


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