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Winners of 2016 @UNESCO prize for sustainability #education come from Cameroon, Japan and the United Kingdom

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and the National Union of Students UK (NUS-UK) from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and […]

Where in the world are the top cities for international schools?

By Elaine Stallard, CEO of Winter’s International School Finder The number of international schools is growing globally at an incredibly rapid rate with no signs of slowing down. Recent figures from the International School Consultancy (ISC) revealed that there are 8,000 English-medium international schools across the world, teaching a total of 4.26 million students. Local […]

UNESCO’s Director-General awards first @UNESCO-Japan Prize on #Education for #SustainableDevelopment

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to Asociación SERES from Guatemala and El Salvador, Jayagiri Centre from Indonesia and rootAbility from Germany, in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 November. This was the first edition of the prize, which was created in 2014 to honour outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions […]

Ecovillage – As A Sustainable Living Model for The New Era

Michiyo Furuhashi is a Japanese educator for sustainable living. She is a board member of Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) International, and a president of Oceania & Asia (GENOA) region. Since 2007, she has lived in the Konohana Family, a spiritual eco-community in Japan. E-mail: michiyo@ecovillage.org GEN: http://gen.ecovillage.org/ GENOA: http://genoa.ecovillage.org/ Konohana Family: http://www.konohana-family.org/for-non-japanese-speakers/ . The fifth […]

The Story of the Green Lane Environmental Diary: Uniting Children and Cultures through Environmental Education

Katy Orell Green Cross International e-mail: communication@gci.ch web: www.gcint.org . Abstract: The Green Lane Environmental Diary program, founded in 1999 by Green Cross, is a school-based educational initiative promoting sustainable development and inspiring students to become agents of transformative change in their own communities. The initiative underscores a central aim of the Earth Charter Declaration to “provide […]

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  Organisational History The fundamental building block for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation was the 1991 decision of a group of civil society leaders from across the world to reinforce and support the virtual expansion of citizen participation in every region of the globe. This 20-member group, serving as a steering committee for translating […]

Space and I

I was born in 1952 in a small town near Tokyo. Many people have asked me if I had a dream to be an astronaut since my childhood. No, never. Ever since I could remember, I never had a dream to fly into space—actually, until I became 32 years old. It was in 1957 that the […]

UNU Conference on Earth System Governance

Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference: Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents United Nations University Tokyo, 28–31 January 2013 The Tokyo Conference on Earth System Governance will be held 28-31 January 2013 at the United Nations University (UNU) headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. This conference will be the fourth in a global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. The […]

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