UNESCO Chair Coordinator Katrin Kohl awarded fellowship by The Royal Society of Arts in London

United Nations SDGs

For her international engagement with sustainable development, York’s Executive Coordinator to the UNESCO Chair, Katrin Kohl, has been awarded a fellowship by The Royal Society of Arts in London.

Katrin Kohl
Katrin Kohl

The Royal Society of Arts recognizes outstanding contributions and thought leadership in positively impacting society for a better future. Members come from all walks of life and branches of learning that align with these values and have contributed to positive change in the arts, humanities or sciences.

As York University´s UNESCO Chair, Kohl leads research and provides policy advice for education for sustainable development (ESD) – which is recognized as a key enabler for the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to this role, Kohl served in strategic management positions at the University of Duesseldorf (Germany) as well as the German National Commission for UNESCO. She was actively involved in the negotiation process that led to the adoption of the SDGs in 2015.

With this fellowship, York University’s community is once more recognized as a driving force for positive change and committed to embed the SDGs throughout the whole institution, said Kohl.