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NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee communication for reference to Education in HLPF 2019 Declaration

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.

Meeting with UNESCO Director General

Rencontre DG UNESCO-30-04-2019

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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.

Notre Dame de Paris

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.

Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré,
President of the ICNGO and NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

Forum of NGOs on “Science as a common good of humankind”

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

Another Perspective on Migration

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.

Incoming Forum on Climate Change

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.

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Philippe Beaussant is the newly elected President of the UNESCO-NGO liaison committee

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, Président du comité de liaison ONG UNESCO 2017-2018

Philippe Beaussant, President of the NGO UNESCO Liaison committee 2017-2018

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.

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“The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs” – 2016 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations

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?”.

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Committee on Non-Governmental Partners

The last meeting of the Committee on Non-Governmental Partners (NGP) of the UNESCO Executive Board, took place on Thursday 6 October 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France).

The Committee considered various issues under item 23 of the Agenda of the Executive Board entitled “Relations with non-governmental partners”: the admissions to relations with NGOs and foundations; the follow-up to the decisions of the Executive Board and the resolutions of the General Conference concerning cooperation with NGOs; and the NGOs’ collective work coordinated by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee.

pdficonsm Text of the address to the committee by Martine LEVY