International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Support of Cultural Diversity & Biodiversity

Opening Ceremony
Irina Bokova

24-26 January 2011, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al Rowas, H.M the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs will patronize on Monday at Al Bustan Palace Hotel over the opening ceremony of the Education Conference for Sustainable Development in the presence of Yahya bin Saud al Sulaimi, Education Minister and Head of the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science and Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General.
The three-day conference will be organized by the Education Ministry in conjunction with  the UNESCO.
The conference will discuss topics related to education and sustainable development and education for sustainable development, youth, cultural and bio-diversity.
The conference's programme will include organizing workshops for participants, in addition to, organizing an exhibition to familiarizing participants with the Sultanate of Oman, its cultural and bio-heritage.

  • Conference Program (pdf)
  • Concept Note (pdf)
  • Official Conference Website [more]
  • Article at "Times of Oman" 25.01.2011 (pdf)

Muscat Declaration (pdf)

Al Bustan Palace Hotel
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman



Power Point Presentation

A training workshop on the schools global “Earth Care Campaign 2010 – 2014” on Education for Sustainable Development and Life-Style

M. Kleineberg, Hainberg-Gymnasium and Dr. H. Levander, Life Link Friendship Schools organized the workshop.

Dinner at InterContinental Hotel

Speeches and discussions on Cultural Diversity

A Discussion Panel on Pioneering Experiences in the Area of Cultural Diversity in ASPnet Schools Activities

Closing Ceremony

Closing Speech
Closing Speech
Speakers and Coordinators

Al Alam Palace, Old Muscat and Mutrah Souq

The Al Alam Palace is the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman. 

Old Muscat is located along Muttrah Corniche from Port Sultan Qaboos to Al Bustan Beach, while passing through Muscat. Muttrah Corniche is coastal road which connects Muttrah through Gate, Muscat Gate Museum and the old neighbourhoods.

Mutrah Souq is one of the oldest markets in Oman, dating back about two hundred years. Its antiquity has perhaps increased the extent of its beauty, magic and allure. ... When passing through this souq, your senses are tantalised by the aromatic smells of frankincense, incense and Arabian perfumes. Mutrah Souq is known for its handicrafts like silverware, daggers, traditional cloth, new apparel and shoes, in addition to the famous Omani sweets (Halwa), spices and braziers (receptacles in which incense or frankincense is burned). [more]

Photos: M. Kleineberg