UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

The UNESCO Chair endorses The Jena Declaration

The UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education endorses The Jena Declaration which calls for a global mobilization to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before 2030. It wants to spur communities around the world to choose pathways to sustainability through a new culturally and regionally sensitive, bottom-up approach.

The Jena Declaration (TJD) establishes guidelines and practices to accelerate progress to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It calls for enabling fundamental change in the everyday actions of hundreds of millions of people all over the world.  Specifically, the declaration aims to stimulate more culturally-sensitive policies and programs that enhance, promote and facilitate grass roots movements that lie at the heart of such mobilization. By respecting cultural and regional diversities, the aim is to exceed the expectations of the UN SDGs before 2030, and to set the table for even greater success with each successive decade.

Since its adoption in March 2021, the Declaration has been endorsed by a considerable number of international organizations and initiatives in the fields of science, arts, and economics. For this movement to be successful, it is crucial that voices that have been under-represented in the development of top-down approaches to solving sustainability issues be fully engaged and heard. Young people from around the world and especially from the Global South are invited to join and to participate fully in the development of programs and policies that apply The Jena Declaration principles. People everywhere are encouraged to support The Jena Declaration and to add their voice by adding their signature.

More information: https://www.thejenadeclaration.org