ISA also promotes and supports Education For Sustainability, because it allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.
For this reason it is necessary to include key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption. ISA’s Education for Sustainability Curricula Framework for K-12 guides the teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development requires far-reaching changes in the way education is often practiced today. UNESCO is the lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).
“The day will come
when nations will be judged
not by their military or economic strength,
nor by the splendor of their capital
cities and public buildings,
but by the well-being of their peoples:
by their levels of health, nutrition and education;
by their opportunities to earn a fair reward for their labours; by their
ability to participate in the decisions that affect their lives; by the respect
that is shown for their civil and political liberties;
by the provision that is made for those who are vulnerable and
and by the protection that is afforded to the growing minds and bodies of
(UNICEF Progress of Nations 1998)
Education is the best instrument to build a better world. Living in peace is achieved by working together and celebrating our cultural diversity and similarity.