Nine official NGO partners of UNESCO (FMTS, AIF, OMEP, AMGE, CCIC-Uniapac, FMOI, Soroptimist, MMM and AIC) renewed the challenge of the Forum “access to water for all in Africa” in Yamoussoukro in 2014, a Forum that will then be used to move on to achievements. Because we are NGOs, we have a special contact with the realities on the ground. Above all, this makes it possible to learn more about needs and to carry out community projects in conjunction with local populations and NGOs.
The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, member of the Collective Consultation of NGOs (CCNGOEducation2030) and on behalf of the official NGO partners of UNESCO expresses its concern about the lack of reference to education in the Zero Draft of the Political Declaration for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF 2019) ; the Liaison Committee calls for the recognition of the key role of quality education in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, in line with the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee submission to the HLPF 2019.
Noting that education is a major vector of human, social and economic development processes, we reaffirm point 5 of the declaration regarding the indivisibility of the SDGs and propose to include education as a sustainable development goal in point 6.
We call for the commitment of Member States to education as as a catalytic force across the 2030 Agenda, in point 23 of the déclaration.
The NGO partners of UNESCO, key actors of civil society, recall the permanence of their actions on the ground and their advocacy in favor of inclusive and equitable quality education for all, for the sake of sustainable development and peace.
Pictures taken before the appointment granted by UNESCO Director General, Ms Audrey Azoulay, Monday 30th April at 11am to the President of the ICNGO and NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, Ms Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré, and with the Vice-President of the Liaison Committee, Mr Philippe Beaussant and Ms Sabina Colombo, Desk officer ERI, for a very fruitful and positive one hour’s exchange on the strategy of the current NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee and the key role of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.
The International Conference of NGOs that I represent wishes to stand by UNESCO Director General who sent a strong message on the tragic fire that devastated Notre Dame,World Heritage of Humanity, of outstanding universal value.
The planetary suffering entailed is on a par with the symbol and the universal beneficent vocation of this unique heritage in the world.
Testimonies from around the world and from NGOs show the attachment to the work of art and to the spiritual dimension of this heritage of the human community and its cultural diversities.
This global momentum is in keeping with the dimension of UNESCO and its universal values.
President of the ICNGO and NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
The next International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation on 26 and 27 November 2018.
This Forum will address the theme “Science as a common good of humankind” and will be structured around two pillars: “Science in our minds” and “Science for our times”, looking into various current issues including academic freedom, the contribution of sciences to peace and the evolution of artificial intelligence.
For more information on this forum and to learn how you can attend this event, please go on the dedicated page.
You can also pre-register on line
The Ninth International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO on the theme “Another Perspective on Migration”, will take place in Tunis, Tunisia on 26 and 27 September 2018, and is hosted by the Arab Institute for Human Rights of Tunis.
The Forum will be followed in Tunis by two other events organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee on 28 and 29 September, for which more information is available in the Committee web site.
Documents and other relevant information are available on the dedicated forum page on this web site.
If, as we hope, your Organization is in a position to participate in this Forum, we should be most grateful if you would kindly pre-register your representatives online before 30 July 2018.
To pre-register, please go on the Pre Registration page.
Kindly note that, as customary, the travel expenses of representatives must be borne by the organization they represent. The organizers, within the limits of available places, will cover accommodation costs (hotel and meals). In this regard, please refer to the attached practical information document.
Paris (France), 7-8 December 2017
The Eighth International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO on climate change will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 7 and 8 December 2017. The Forum’s theme falls within the framework of the updated UNESCO Strategy for Action on Climate Change, approved by the UNESCO’s Executive Board in April 2017, and the strong engagement of many NGOs in this area.
The 2016 International Conference of NGOs held from 12 to 14 December 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters elected the members of the 2017-2018 UNESCO NGO liaison committee and its President.
Philippe Beaussant, president of the NGO CIOFF was elected president of the international NGO conference and President of the NGO UNESCO liaison committe for the years 2017-2018.
The 2016 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) will be held from 12 to 14 December 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The 2016 Conference will focus on the theme “The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs” and will be organized around four subthemes: “The digital revolution and its impact on the diversity of cultural expressions”; “The challenge of access to digital information”; “Does e-learning address challenges of education systems worldwide?”; and, “Science and the digital revolution: which ethical implications?”.