In spring of 2014, GNF will once again be recognised as UN Decade Project. With its global network Living Lakes, GNF has been awarded - for the fifth year in succession – the title “Official UN Decade Project 1014”. Since its first recognition 2006/2007, the Living Lakes network has now been recognised as an „Official Project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014”.
Living Lakes is also an Official Measure of the UN World Decade.
In November 2013, the National Committee of the UN Decade „Education for Sustainable Development” awarded Living Lakes the title “Official Measure of the World Decade”. In contrast to the numerous rather local Decade Projects, Decade Measures provide a structural contribution to institutionalise education for sustainable development in the German education system and in the international context. They also contribute to implementing the strategic goals of the National Action Plan.