Young Education for Sustainable Development Leaders Participate in UNESCO ESD Youth Conference 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Japan are jointly organizing Education for Sustainable Development(ESD) Youth Conference. Young ESD leaders around the world committed to built a better future through education are invited to participate in the conference to be held in Okayama City, Japan on 7 November 2014.

The conference majorly aims to provide a platform for ESD youth leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue and peer learning to enhance their ESD practices. Fifty (50) young ESD leaders from around the world will be brought together to share their success stories and innovative ESD initiatives. Other participants will be 20-30 observers from ESD/youth-related organizations in Okayama and other parts of Japan.


  1. Opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with peers. Participants will get platform to discuss innovative approaches to ESD and ways to promote young people’s contribution and further involvement in the global ESD movement.
  2. Participants will also be involved in developing recommendations for the UNESCO World Conference on ESD. The UNESCO World Conference will be held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan from 10-12 November 2014.

The successful applicants will receive travel sponsorship – roundtrip air tickets, accommodation, meals and transportation within Japan. For details see this link:


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