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?”.
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.
The Sixth International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, on the theme ‘From promoting to building peace with NGOs” will take place in Querétaro, Mexico on 3 and 4 November 2016.
Please find in this page the provisional programme of the forum and a document providing practical information on the forum page.
If your organisation is in position to participate in this Forum, we kindly ask you to pre-register your representatives online before 19 September 2016 on the following page : 6th Forum Pre-registration
For more information on the Forum and on how your NGO can participate, please go to the Forum page.
The NGO Day took place in the UNESCO Pavillion on the 8 December, after a presentation by the World Water Assessment Programme 10 NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO presented their work on Climate Change.
In addition a round table event was held to share the results of the 6 October Declaration Against Climate Change.