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Monday, May 29, 2006 – UNESCO officials who attended the Summit of UNESCO Associated Schools held over the weekend in observance of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, put forward a challenge to students to remain vocal and actively committed to issues surrounding sustainable education.

Schools from all over the island were represented at the forum organised by the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network -ASPNet. The summit held on Friday, May 26th, marked Saint Lucia's launch of the observance of a special decade in education declared by the United Nations in 2005.

Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Mrs. Paule Turmel John said ASPNET is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to understand the world in which they live.

“ Students are again given another opportunity to demonstrate their ability at grasping concepts and elaborating on issues of particular relevance to them and their environs.” The ASPNET students presented concepts papers on current issues, including ”Quality Education, Desserts and Desertification, HIV and AIDS and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy CSME.”

The forum was formally declared open by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Ms. Esther Brathwaite who is also vice chairperson of the National Commission for UNESCO. She highlighted the positives of the summit which included four panel discussions and question and answer sessions.

“It's an opportunity to express your views, your opinions, where you believe the education system should go, given this decade of education for sustainable development. There's a lot to be learnt, a lot to be achieved, a lot to think about, a lot to express on your views on where the Ministry of education, the education system should go in expressing, in articulating and in putting policies together on where education should be in the area of sustainable development., she told students.

The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development spans 2005 to 2014 .The overall goal of the International Decade of Education for Sustainable Development is to integrate the values inherent in sustainable development, into all aspects of learning to bring about changes in behaviour that allow for a sustainable and just society for all.

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