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.
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”.
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”.