Earth Charter International: Inauguration and International Conference

On Friday, January 31st and February 1st, 2014, Earth Charter International and the University for Peace will host a two-day conference under their jointly held UNESCO Chair called:

Ethics for Sustainability New Perspectives on Leadership, Decision Making and Education

This conference will open with an inauguration ceremony of the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development, a new educational facility on the University for Peace Campus in Costa Rica. The event will be attended by the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers, Earth Charter Commissioner a long-time supporter of the Earth Charter, as well as many other dignitaries, including the Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, Former UPEACE Rector and current Director General of IUCN Julia Marton-Lefevre, several foreign Ambassadors to Costa Rica, as well as many other esteemed representatives from the private sector and academia.

The inauguration will also be accompanied by the exposition of a recently completed mosaic on one of the new building’s outer walls. The mural-sized mosaic is adapted from a painting by the reknowned Costa Rican artist, Isidro Con Wong, who donated this image to the Earth Charter Center.

Following these events, there will be two full days of lectures and discussions on sustainable development ethics related to leadership, policy processes, and in educational reforms and settings.

If you want to follow these events, we will be posting on our facebook page, and you can follow us on twitter and instagram using the hashtag #earthcharter