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Operationalising SDGs, Education for Sustainable Development and human rights

10th November 2021

The higher education (HE) sector is uniquely positioned to galvanise societal action on human rights, inclusion and sustainable development through the conscious integration of Human Rights Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) throughout all teaching and learning. This session will be run by MTU’s UNESCO Chair, with a guest speaker from UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development unit. It will showcase the potential for transformative change offered by the HE sector adopting an integrated and coherent response to the linked policy agendas of ESD, the Sustainable Development Goals, the equality diversity and inclusion agenda, and human rights. In doing so, we can produce graduates equipped to integrate development, rights and inclusion into their work throughout their career trajectory, bringing societal change. It will also highlight how public sector human rights and equality duty relates to the HE sector, strengthening the value of teaching and learning in line with HE priorities.

Focus of event

  • Strategic institutional discussions about the place of teaching and learning within local policy and decision-making and how the value of teaching and learning can be strengthened
  • Sharing and valuing ongoing teaching and learning enhancement work
  • Leveraging partnerships between those who teach and their students, as well as the wider educational community, to foster collective advocacy in strengthening the value placed on teaching and learning


10th November 2021
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Munster Technological University


Catherine Carty