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5th UNESCO Forum on transformative education for sustainable development, global citizenship, health and well-being


When :

from Monday 29 November, 2021
to Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Where :

Online from Seoul, Online, Republic of Korea

Contact :

Jun Morohashi

Transformative education involves  the  teaching  and  learning   geared   to   motivate   and   empower   learners   to   take   informed  decisions  and  actions  at  the  individual,  community  and  global   levels. 

From 29 November to 1 December 2021, UNESCO and APCEIU will bring  together experts in education for sustainable development, global citizenship education and education for health and well-being to discuss good practices, progress, monitoring and mainstreaming transformative education towards Sustainable Development Goal target 4.7.

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29 November 2021

30 November 2021

  • 8:00am GMT+1 - Plenary 2: a look at recent global and regional data.
  • 11:10am GMT+1 - Special session by the host country (plenary) – Experiences from the Republic of Korea and Beyond: Progress, Challenges and New Visions
  • 12:10pm GMT+1 - Plenary 3: the crucial role of teachers

1 December

The 5th UNESCO Forum on Transformative Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, Health and Well-being is co-organized by UNESCO and APCEIU, and hosted by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. 

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2,500 policy makers, education practitioners and experts will be invited to share their experience and knowledge, but all plenary session will be livestreamed and made accessible to the public.

Past forums

  • 2013 - UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education, Bangkok Thailand
  • 2015 - UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education, UNESCO HQ, Paris
  • 2017 - UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2019 - UNESCO Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Who will particpate in the Forum?

The participants will be education stakeholders from all regions of the world working in the areas of education for sustainable development (ESD), global citizenship education (GCED), education for health and well-being, education monitoring, as well as other relevant areas, including experts from Ministries of Education and other relevant ministries (e.g., culture and environment), experts, teachers, educators, students, representatives of NGOs, the development community, private sector, youth and media.

  • How can I participate at the Forum?

The forum is an invitation only event. A list of invitees will be prepared by UNESCO and APCEIU through mobilizing Member States and other stakeholders to recommend participants. Others who are interested in participating can submit an expression of interest by approaching the Forum Secretariat via transformative-ed-forum2021@unesco.org

  • Will the sessions of the Forum be livestreamed?

The plenary sessions will be livestreamed and the recordings of the concurrent, special and poster sessions will be made available after the Forum.

  • How can I view the live sessions?

The links to the plenary sessions will be announced on the Forum website prior to the event.


5th UNESCO Forum Secretariat
Division for Peace and Sustainable
Development Education Sector
E-mail: transformative-ed-forum2021@unesco.org