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Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development

The Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development for the years 2015 to 2019 is the follow-up program to the UN-Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005 - 2014) (37 C/Resolution 12). It serves to continue global efforts to advance education for sustainable development and thus brings about systemic change in the education system and intensifies concrete measures in the long term. The World Action Program makes a significant contribution to the "Agenda 2030", which was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 and includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Information on the implementation of the World Action Program can be found at Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019) and for information about the implementation in Austria please visit:

To enable strategic focus and foster stakeholder commitment, the GAP has identified five priority action areas to advance the ESD agenda.

Priority action area 1
Advancing policy: Mainstream ESD into both education and sustainable development policies, to create an enabling environment for ESD and to bring about systemic change.

Priority action area 2
Transforming learning and training environments: Integrate sustainability principles into education and training settings. 

Priority action area 3
Building capacities of educators and trainers: Increase the capacities of educators and trainers to more effectively deliver ESD.

Priority action area 4
Empowering and mobilizing youth: Multiply ESD actions among youth.

Priority action area 5
Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level: At community level, scale up ESD programmes and multi-stakeholder ESD networks.