Sustainable development within the framework of UNESCO
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations within its overarching objectives of the building of peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, sciences, culture, communication and information. The work of the Organization is being implemented and leveraged through the involvement of its different Sectors, Field Offices, Designated Sites, Category I and II Centers, UNESCO Chairs and Networks.
The course will look at various UNESCO’s programmes and activities related to rural development. This will include the following topics:
- UNESCO’s contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
- Focus on selected SGDs, including GOAL 4: Quality Education, GOAL 13: Climate Action and GOAL 15: Life on Land
- SDGs and UNESCO designated sites: UNESCO Global Geopark Programme, Man and Biosphere Programme and World Heritage sites