Sustainable development within the framework of UNESCO

Sustainable development within the framework of UNESCO

Module content

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:

  1. UNESCO’s contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Focus on selected SGDs, including GOAL 4: Quality Education, GOAL 13: Climate Action and GOAL 15: Life on Land
  3. SDGs and UNESCO designated sites: UNESCO Global Geopark Programme, Man and Biosphere Programme and World Heritage sites

Module responsible

Irina Pavlova

Project Manager at UNESCO

Module teachers

Özlem Adiyaman Lopes

Programme Specialist for UNESCO

Nigel Crawhall

Chief of Section for Small Islands and Indigenous Knowledge in the Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO

Julia Heiss

Programme Specialist for UNESCO

María Rosa Cárdenas Tomažič

Associate Programme Specialist for UNESCO

Kristof Vandenberghe

Chief of UNESCO’s Section for Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazard Risk Reduction and Secretary of the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme