DIU Honored : UN Declaration on commit

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DIU Honored : UN Declaration on commit
« on: April 19, 2012, 10:54:13 AM »
Daffodil International University is the first university in Bangladesh, that signed the UN Declaration on commitment to the development of sustainable practices for Higher Education Institutions.

http://rio20.euromed-management.com/roll-of-commitments-bis/#Bangladesh

On the occasion of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, the leaders of the international academic community are called upon to commit to the development of sustainable practices for Higher Education Institutions. They are invited to sign on to the Declaration below. With the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the international community committed to making every effort to ensure sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations. The aim of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges. Since Higher Education Institutions educate and train decision makers, they play a key role in building more sustainable societies and creating new paradigms. As educational institutions, they have the mission to promote development through both research and teaching, disseminating new knowledge and insight to their students and building their capabilities. Given the objectives of Rio+20, Higher Education Institutions have a special responsibility to provide leadership on education for sustainable development. Education for sustainable development aims at enabling everyone to acquire the values, competencies, skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to building a more sustainable society. This implies revising teaching content to respond to global and local challenges. It should also promote teaching methods that enable students to acquire skills such as interdisciplinary thinking, integrated planning, understanding complexity, cooperating with others in decision-making processes, and participating in local, national and global processes towards sustainable development.

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&nr=341&type=12&menu=35
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Re: DIU Honored : UN Declaration on commit
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 03:05:11 PM »
Really it’s a great news. This agreement may take an important role for higher education in Bangladesh.
Professor Dr. A.K.M Fazlul Haque
Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineeirng
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Director, IQAC, DIU