Pre-Registration for 5th International Forum of NGO’s in official partnership with UNESCO which will take place in Beijing (People’s Republic of China), 27-28 July 2015 is now open
The fourth Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO on the theme “The Role of Women in Fighting Poverty”, will be held from 29 to 30 June 2015, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France).
Please don’t forget to register, online, the names of your NGO’s representatives, preferably before Friday 19 June 2015.
Please find on this web site the final version of the Forum Programme.
The 5th International NGO-UNESCO Forum will be held in Beijing, China, on 27-28 July 2015.
Its main topic “Rapprochement of Cultures” falls within the framework of the “International Decade for the Rapprochement des Cultures” (2013-2022).
All the NGOs are concerned by this challenge; we will therefore be pleased to welcome a large number of participants.
Please save the dates, more information will follow soon.
The 4th International NGO-UNESCO Forum will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris on 29 and 30 June 2015.
Theme of the Forum: THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN FIGHTING POVERTY
Official invitations and details on the conditions for participation is available on the Forum page on this web site.
The International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) from 15 to 17 December 2014.
It focused on “Culture and Cultures: reconciling universality and diversity”. It focused on the theme “Re-enchanting the World with the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.
It was organized around four subthemes:
- “The Involvement of NGOs for the Promotion of Quality Education in the Post-2015 Agenda”;
- “Water and Sustainable Development: From Awareness-Raising to Decision-Making”;
- “Enhancing Cultural Heritage and Fostering the Diversity of Cultural Expression”; and
- “Climate Change: Acting Now”.
This Conference gathers 120 non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and about 340 participants. Moreover, representatives of Member States of UNESCO and numerous other NGOs and foundations in official relations also attended the Conference as observers.
The Conference provided a welcome opportunity to examine collective NGO action carried out in 2013 and 2014, and adopt the main lines of collective cooperation for 2015-2016. At the outcome of the Conference, NGO participants adopted a final resolution, which you will find below.
Participants were also called upon to elect a new Chairperson for the Conference, as well as a new NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. The new composition of the Liaison Committee is given below.
The International Conference of NGOs brings together all of UNESCO’s NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO every two years. It is a key forum in which UNESCO’s official NGO partners meet and hold discussions, its primary purpose being to “review the state of cooperation with UNESCO […] and facilitate cooperation between organizations having common interests”.
On the other hand, please find herewith the Call for Peace distributed by some NGOs at the International Conference of NGOs.
“Re-enchanting the World with the Post 2015 Development Agenda” will be the teme of the 2014 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organization that will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris (France) from 15 to 17 December 2014.
You will find on this website the invitation letter to the Conference together with the registration form, provisional agenda, Rules of Procedure, and a general information brochure.
For those documents and more information, please go to the page : NGOs International Conference 2014
We are pleased to invite you to attend the third International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, on the theme “The role of youth in the safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage”, which will take place in Sofia and Sozopol (Bulgaria) from 28 to 30 September 2014. The Forum’s theme falls within UNESCO’s priorities in the field of protecting and safeguarding cultural heritage, as well as within the UNESCO’s Operational Strategy for Youth 2014-2021.
Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, in accordance with the Directives on UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organizations (36 C/Res. 108) and with the support of Sozopol Foundation, the Forum is intended primarily for NGOs in official partnership with the Organization, but is open also to other NGOs and institutions, as well as to representatives of Member States. A strong presence of youth representatives will be particularly welcome. and Sozopol (Bulgaria) from 28 to 30 September 2014. The Forum’s theme falls within UNESCO’s priorities in the field of protecting and safeguarding cultural heritage, as well as within the UNESCO’s Operational Strategy for Youth 2014-2021.
Working documents and reports for the Forum are available on this web site at the following page : Forum on “The role of youth in the safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage”.
In honor of the celebration of the International Day of Peace at UNESCO, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee with the participation of the UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sectora nd the Ensemble Calliopée organize the 19 september 2014 at the UNESCO Headquarter an event :
WORDS OF PEACE!
Dialogues, images, music and songs
For the right of people to Peace
We are pleased to invite you to attend the second International Forum of NGO’s in official partnership with UNESCO on the theme “Access to Water for All in Africa” which will take place in Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire) on 30 and 31 July 2014.
Working documents for the Forum and registration are available on this web site at the following page : Forum on “Access to Water for All in Africa”.
At UNESCO Headquarters on 6 March, over 1000 youth aged 18 to 35 participated in the event “Education, sport and cultural diversity – New attitudes to promote human rights in the world”. The event was organized NGO-UNESCO liaison committee, forty NGOs and the UNESCO Secretariat.
Nine projects developed by and for young people were presented by their leaders from 5 continents, covering diverse issues such as racism and sport, access and management of drinking water, fighting violence, learning in the mother tongue, and training women to demand their rights in a spirit of fairness and equality. The day was marked by the presence of highly anticipated Andrea Agnelli, President of Juventus Football Club, who presented his project implemented with the UNESCO Centre of Turin: “Kick racism out of football: Play with me”.
Our objective is to create new ties between UNESCO NGO Partners and visitors who discover this website.
Our Committee archives contain issues of the former newsletter Links which appeared three or four times a year to provide information for NGOs. That was in the last century, a time when internet was just taking root.
Now, we propose to provide you with a permanent link through our renovated website. And since good news never appears on its own, we also invite you to join us on Facebook to share the “continuous information” announced at the International Conference of NGOs last December.
This Conference has profoundly renewed our objectives, programmes and working methods. You will notice right away by navigating through our pages. The collective activities proposed for the coming months are all intended to promote closer cooperation with the different UNESCO Sectors and a culture of partnership via a multitude of projects. That is why many links will direct you to a UNESCO site , in order to strengthen this relationship.
Are you a member of a UNESCO Partner NGO? Are you a web visitor interested in civil society? Your views interest us. Your suggestions are welcome. Do not hesitate to join us on the social networks. There will never be too many of us take up and defend our shared ideals!
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President of the International Conference of NGOs
and the Liaison Committee