As part of the implementation of the Education for Sustainable Development: towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Framework (ESD for 2030 Framework), UNESCO has been collaborating with Member States to encourage and support the implementation of ESD for 2030 at the country level through a multi-stakeholder Country Initiative on ESD.
Currently, more than 80 countries are in the process of developing their ESD for 2030 Country Initiatives. With the support from Japanese Funds-In-Trust, recently, 4 countries have finalized and launched their country initiatives: Haiti, Lao PDR, Mongolia, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Mongolia has a national policy on ESD and aims to extensively reflect it in the national curriculum. The initiative’s goal is to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes while transforming learning and education by implementing a “whole-school approach” to make ESD a reality. The country intends to achieve this by creating educational resources and learning materials that reflect ESD principles, providing teacher training and capacity building for educators, and working to establish partnerships with stakeholders to promote sustainable development.