Morocco’s Princess Lalla Hasnaa Calls for Sustainability as Part of Education

Rabat – Morocco’s Princess Lalla Hasnaa, daughter of the late King Hassan II, has called upon the international community to commit itself to education’s “sustainable development as an imperative priority.” The Princess spoke on Monday at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), held in […] The post Morocco’s Princess Lalla Hasnaa Calls for Sustainability as Part of Education appeared first on Morocco World News.

Rabat – Morocco’s Princess Lalla Hasnaa, daughter of the late King Hassan II, has called upon the international community to commit itself to education’s “sustainable development as an imperative priority.”

The Princess spoke on Monday at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), held in virtual format between May 17-19. She rallied behind a call for initiating education on the topic of sustainable development.

“Let us commit ourselves resolutely, during this decade, to institute education for sustainable development as an imperative priority,” Princess Hasnaa urged those present, reminding the international community that “It is urgent. It is vital!”

The UNESCO plenary session is being held under the theme of “Creating the change we need in the time of planetary crisis – ESD for 2030.” The conference is organized by UNESCO in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as well as with the German Commission for UNESCO acting as advisory partner. It also acts as “UNESCO’s call for education to change so that we can all [learn for our planet] and act for sustainability.”

Reaffirming Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment’s two-decade-long efforts to alleviate humanity’s negative impact on the environment, Princess Hasnaa used the opportunity to promote the educational institute as a key instrument in sustainable innovation.

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“In charge of teaching and transmitting knowledge, the school is, more broadly and even more importantly, a place for education and the transmission of values. To educate the youth to respect the environment, is to believe in the promise of a new world more harmonious and sustainable,” the Princess explained.

“Thus, we are sowing the seeds of environmental awareness to hatch, eventually, a society aware of the natural environment in which it lives and able to adopt a virtuous behavior adapted,” she added.

Princess Hasnaa also spoke, with pride, of the foundation’s work with UNESCO to “integrate environmental education in the curriculum at all levels up to the baccalaureate,” noting that Morocco is one of three countries, globally, that is participating in the pilot experiment for the Global Schools program of UNESCO.


“For the mobilization on the subjects related to the environment can only produce a lasting effect if it becomes a reflex acquired from the initial training: education from a young age is therefore an essential priority,” she said, emphasizing that “it is up to us to build, together, a new and necessary consensus, defining the priorities we set as human beings bound by a community of destiny.”

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