The ESD Forum and international Youth Forum (Forum 2011) is a conference of international students and decision-makers convened by iuventum. This program is from 11 to 16 August 2011 in Tokyo, taking place during the year of 150 years Japan-Germany friendship festivities and supporting the International Year of Youth (including the International Youth Day on 12 August).

The ESD Forum is an international conference on Economy, Society and Environment. The ESD Forum 2011 is a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) recognized by the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) and the German Commission for UNESCO - Secretariat, UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), Germany.

Feedback of our Participants

  • "I hope what we got here and what we believe in ESD truly becomes inspiration for our future actions, as future leaders."
  • "Learned a lot and knew quite some people. Precious experience."
  • "Great presenters, great topics, great Forum discussions."
  • "Good speakers, excellent interaction with participating international students, good location."
  • "Yes I enjoyed a lot and I also can recommend it to everyone. This was a great opportunity for me. Actually I did not communicate well, but this bitter experience is important for me in the future."
  • "ESD Forum 2011 has met my expectation. I got a lot of input, knowledge and experience. I can't wait for another ESD Forum. - I 100% enjoyed the ESD Forum 2011."
  • "Friendly, attractive, inspiring - the program was really exciting and full of talented people. If possible, I would like to go again to ESD Forum in Japan :D"
  • "Very surprised by the participants, enjoyable work together, good discussions, fine presentations, good background feeding, fantastic speakers - a wonderful experience that I never would have been dreaming about."
  • Schedule [pdf] | International Youth Day [pdf] [Link] [pdf] | Media Project [Link] | JUNEC Session [Link]

Special Thanks:
Daimler, Hitotsubashi University - Institute of Innovation Research (IIR), Junior United Nations Eco Workshop (JUNEC), United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Speakers & Staff; Social Enterprise Conference at Harvard University (Harvard Business School / Harvard Kennedy School)

ESD: What does it mean? [pdf] | What is Global Education? [pdf]
UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) [pdf]
International Year of Youth [pdf] | International Youth Day [pdf] [Link] [Link] [jpg] [pdf] [pdf] [pdf] [pdf]

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