The UN claims that the condition for achieving sustainable development is, to eradicate eco-social problems, including poverty in all its forms and dimensions, and the excessive use of natural resources.
This requires a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable model of society. Enhancing opportunities for all, reducing inequalities, achieving fair living standards, promoting equitable and inclusive social development. It also requires integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems.
In the 2015 World Summit on Sustainable Development, UN Member States agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to eradicate poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring well-being for all people. It comprises 17 goals and 169 targets, as well as political recognition. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a universal, comprehensive, and transformative plan of action. It aims to boost human development in the social, economic, and environmental spheres. It offers the possibility for states and societies to move forward on a new path to improve the lives of all people, leaving no one behind.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets are integrated and indivisible, encompassing the three dimensions of sustainable development (social, economic, and environmental).
Education for Sustainability has aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and enables proposals and decisions to be made in favour of poverty, climate change, and disaster hazards, biodiversity, and the reduction of waste. The School Agenda 2030 is based on the principles of the culture of sustainability.
In Vocational Education and Training, the Agenda 2030 Programme for VET will be designed and developed during the school year 2020-2021. An action plan will be developed on the needs of vocational training teachers and administration and service staff to implement a model of education for sustainability.
In the 2021-2022 school year, the Agenda 2030 for Vocational Training will be a reality, and VET Schools will be able to integrate the principles of Education for Sustainability in their structure and curricula.