High Level Meeting on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture

“The planet is for All and the Mediterranean our Oikos”, is the key message of the Mediterranean high level meeting, organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture, to be held under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, on 8-9 December 2016, at the “Filoxenia” Conference Centre in Lefkosia.

The Conference, titled “Action Plan for Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean”, is carried out with the cooperation of international organizations and bodies such as UNESCO and the Mediterranean Information Office. Participants include Ministers, Deputy Ministers and General Secretaries of more than 20 Mediterranean countries and international organizations, such as UNESCO, UNEP, UNECE, the League of Arab States and the Union for the Mediterranean.

The Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Mediterranean is organized for the first time and is a very important initiative for our country, and for the Med Region. It establishes Cyprus as a leader country in the region in the field of Education for Sustainable Development and it founds in the most official way international recognition and establishment of Cyprus as an example of good practice in the field of Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development.

The opening ceremony of the Conference will take place on Thursday, 8 December 2016, at 9.30 am. The President of the House of Representatives, Mr Demetris Syllouris, will address the opening of the Conference, as well as officials from international organizations, such as the General Director of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, the UNECE Executive Secretary, Mr Christian Bach, and the Cyprus Minister of Education and Culture, Mr Costas Kadis, who will also chair the two-day summit.

Source: Press and Information Office.