The Cuban National Commission for UNESCO (CNCU) and the Office of the José Martí Program held the Interregional Workshop on exchange and cooperation for sustainable development between UNESCO and José Martí Chairs, in the context of the 4th International Conference FOR WORLD BALANCE, that took place on January 28-31, 2019, at the Havana Convention Center.
The purpose of this initiative is to join efforts of both Chairs´ networks in favor of UNESCO´s purposes and goals, as well as of actions to address the global challenges that adversely affect humankind. The network of José Martí Chairs, attached to the José Martí Project of International Solidarity, sponsored by UNESCO, undertakes this from humanistic viewpoint, and the network of UNESCO Chairs carries out its activities in response to the mandate of the Organization and as part of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The main topics for discussion during this Interregional Workshop were: sustainable development; environmental problems of the 21st century; identity, diversity, pluralism and intercultural dialogue; education for global citizenship and development; gender equality and the social emancipation of women; working experiences of the José Martí Chairs and the UNESCO Chairs, as well as promotion of cooperation between their respective networks.
The Programme Committee of the Workshop addressed invitation to Head of UNESCO Chair on global education, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor Svetlana V. Ivanova.
Irina M. Elkina, deputy director of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education, took part in the Workshop. She presented the work of the Institute in the sphere of fundamental and applied research in pedagogy and touched upon the issues and problems of achieving the goals of sustainable development in the field of education that Russia faces today.