London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) 
on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)



Global Action Programme (GAP)

As the UNDESD drew to a close, we witnessed the launch of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD as part of the post-2014 agenda. Overall, the goal of the GAP is to accelerate progress towards sustainable development by scaling up and generating action in all levels and areas of learning and education.

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.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.

The SDGs follow, and build upon, the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2000, and are due to expire at the end of this year, with an aim to converge with the post 2015 development agenda. These will be launched later this year at the United Nations Summit in 2015.

There are 17 proposed SDGs that are established to contribute towards bringing about sustainable change globally by 2030. Out of the 17 SDGs, Goal 4 identifies action to be taken in the sphere of ESD.

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all

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