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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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International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations

The International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) from 15 to 17 December 2014.

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It focused on “Culture and Cultures: reconciling universality and diversity”. It focused on the theme “Re-enchanting the World with the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

It was organized around four subthemes:

  • “The Involvement of NGOs for the Promotion of Quality Education in the Post-2015 Agenda”;
  • “Water and Sustainable Development: From Awareness-Raising to Decision-Making”;
  • “Enhancing Cultural Heritage and Fostering the Diversity of Cultural Expression”; and
  • “Climate Change: Acting Now”.

This Conference gathers 120 non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and about 340 participants. Moreover, representatives of Member States of UNESCO and numerous other NGOs and foundations in official relations also attended the Conference as observers.

Eric FALT, ADG ERI, Irina BOKOVA, Directrice générale et Patrick GALLAUD, Président de la Conférence des ONG

The Conference provided a welcome opportunity to examine collective NGO action carried out in 2013 and 2014, and adopt the main lines of collective cooperation for 2015-2016. At the outcome of the Conference, NGO participants adopted a final resolution, which you will find below.

pdficonsm Final resolution adopted by the International conference of NGO

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Participants were also called upon to elect a new Chairperson for the Conference, as well as a new NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. The new composition of the Liaison Committee is given below.

pdficonsm Composition of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

pdficonsm Report of the elections

The International Conference of NGOs brings together all of UNESCO’s NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO every two years. It is a key forum in which UNESCO’s official NGO partners meet and hold discussions, its primary purpose being to “review the state of cooperation with UNESCO […] and facilitate cooperation between organizations having common interests”.

On the other hand, please find herewith the Call for Peace distributed by some NGOs at the International Conference of NGOs.

pdficonsm “Call for Peace”

Re-enchanting the World with the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Re-enchanting the World with the Post 2015 Development Agenda” will be the teme of the 2014 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organization that will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris (France) from 15 to 17 December 2014.

You will find on this website the invitation letter to the Conference together with the registration form, provisional agenda, Rules of Procedure, and a general information brochure.

For those documents and more information, please go to the page : NGOs International Conference 2014