UNESCO world virtual conference on education for sustainable development

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 11 May 2021

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is organising the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO as an advisory partner. It will take place from 17 until 19 May. It will be virtual and by invitation only.

The starting point of this conference is the constant challenges that our planet is facing: climate change, irresponsible exploitation of resources, rising temperatures and water levels, pollution, decreasing biodiversity, the current pandemic of COVID-19, etc.


In this context, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is essential to ensure that people have the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to address them. Education will be the tool that will help us transform our societies, so ESD becomes a key factor in tackling these problems successfully.

Professor Daniel Burgos, Vice-Rector for International Research at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) and Director of the Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED), will participate as Director of the UNESCO Chair on eLearning, in a special live session on Monday 17 May at 5:30 pm CET, entitled: UNESCO Chairs for a Sustainable Future. This talk will focus on UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs promoting ESD to achieve the sustainable development goals, more specifically in international connection in higher education for a sustainable future.