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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

rencontre DG-UNESCO-CDL_30_04_19

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

The President’s message


Welcome to the NGO-UNESCO  Laison Committee website.

I am honored to have been elected at the last International NGO Conference  (December 2018) on the themes of valuing the commitment and contribution of NGOs, communication and dialogue, and the collective strength of NGOs.

The role of the Liaison Committee is to represent the interests of all NGOs and our goal will be to strengthen  a partnership culture  through projects that are based on the expertise of NGOs on the ground  and aligned with UNESCO Priorities,  and in compliance with the basic texts.

We will speak as one voice because education, the eradication of poverty, peace in the hearts of men and women and intercultural dialogue, the defense of human rights, gender equality, the freedom of expression, science as a common good of humanity and for sustainable development, the fight against climate change, the key role of youth and the development of Africa are our common priorities in the implementation of  UNESCO programs.

With UNESCO, whose values ​​we share, we will build bridges to facilitate cooperation and solidarity among generations, peoples, communities, academia and Member States.

Wishing to value the actions of NGOs across the regions , the Liaison Committee will be listening to them and to the suggestions of civil society at large  so as to improve our collective contribution for the common good.

We also invite you to join us on Facebook and twitter @NgoUnesco to follow our news and thematic forums.

Thank you for your support !


Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré

Chair of the ICNGO and President of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

2018 International Conference of NGOs – 17-19 December


2018 International Conference of NGOs - 17-19 December, UNESCO


Please find HERE the provisional programme of the 2018 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations to be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) from 17 to 19 December 2018.



We invite your NGO to complete the attached registration form and send it back to well in advance, in order to ensure that each NGO has its nominative place in the room and establish the list of representatives authorized to vote.


Thank you. Best regards.




IMPORTANT- 2018 International Conference of NGOs – Elections


You will find attached a letter and its annexes signed by the Chairperson of the International Conference of NGOs related to the elections which will take place during the 2018 International Conference of NGOs (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 17-19 December 2018).

Best regards

Philippe Beaussant

Chairperson of the International Conference of NGOs
NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee


Attached files

  • Click HERE to read the letter of the Chairperson of the International Conference of NGOs / NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
  • Click HERE to read the list of nominations for the presidency of the International Conference of NGOs
  • Click HERE to read the list of nominations for the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
  • Click HERE to view the CVs of the presidential candidates of the International Conference of NGOs

16th of November – International Day for Tolerance

Educational initiative helps youth build tolerance across borders

CISV and travel search site momondo have collaborated to develop free educational exercises for school children that promote tolerance for people of all colours, cultures, countries and lifestyles.

The exercises are designed for children 10 to 15 years old – because notions of intolerance are generally learned at an early age. The exercises facilitate thoughtful roleplay and discussions between the school children, with the goal of learning about cultural differences, recognising and avoiding discrimination, and opening their minds to mutual respect and tolerance. The initiative will culminate on UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance on November 16 with an engaging activity that puts focus on the need for more tolerance.

The initiative will be introduced in Denmark and Portugal this year, and will continue in additional countries in the coming years.
You can learn more about the initiative here


CISV helps to break down barriers by bringing children together from different countries and cultures.

In an exciting new initiative with corporate partner momondo, a film ‘Dear mom and dad’ designed to promote tolerance and respect, they show the magic that happens when children from around the world are together for a month.

The initiative is part of momondo’s collaboration with CISV, which included the funding of a CISV Village – hosted by CISV Brazil – that brought children from around the world together for a month in São Paulo in July last summer. In the film ‘Dear mom and dad’, we follow these children as they come together and discover that they are more alike than they ever imagined.

momondo invited children to share their feelings in a postcard to their parents at the beginning of the Village, and then again two weeks later, about how their understanding of each other’s differences changed over the course of the camp. Words from the children in these postcards were collected into a short film that captures the positive development the children went through.


See the video here:

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