The Global Action Programme:

After three waves of submissions this year, ESD stakeholders have made 360 launch commitments , including an initial one by the IAU, to support the GAP on ESD that was launched on the 12th of November. The IAU invites you to consider submitting a commitment! (See links below). 

The GAP has two objectives:

  • to reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development – and make a difference;
  • to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development.

The GAP will focus on five priority action areas:

  • Advancing policy;
  • Integrating sustainability practices into education and training environments (whole-institution approaches);
  • Increasing the capacity of educators and trainers;
  • Empowering and mobilizing youth;
  • Encouraging local communities and municipal authorities to develop community-based ESD programmes.

More Information

IAU's GAP Commitment and GAP Key Partners 
Roadmap for Implementing the GAP

Kindly note that this news item was originally published in 2016. 

Latest update: 08.01.2024