NGO UNESCO Liaison committee

NGO International Conference

NGO UNESCO Liaison committee - NGO International Conference

39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO UNESCO Headquarters, 30 October – 14 November 2017

Dear partners,

As you know, during the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (30 October – 14 November 2017), an NGO space will be available, jointly run by the Secretariat (Desk for Intergovernmental and non-Governmental Organizations) and the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee.

With a view to your participation, please find here below practical information on this space, which will be both an information point and a meeting place:

-         The space will be open from 31 October to 11 November inclusive.

-         It will be located in the heart of the public areas of the General Conference, on the ground floor of the Fontenoy building (entrance: Hall Ségur).

-         We will be at your disposal over fixed periods of time during the day to provide you with any relevant information regarding the work of the General Conference and to facilitate your participation in various commissions and events:

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

-         As in previous sessions, presentations and mini-debates will be organized on the work of the General Conference and/or UNESCO’s programmes.

This year, we do wish to make of this space a place for greater visibility of our collective action, particularly towards Member States, and a meeting place with their representatives.

Stands and presentations will therefore focus on the collective work of NGOs such as forums, celebration of intentional days as well as projects implemented by NGOs collectively.  In this regard, we wish to inform you that no space will be available for individual stands (this formula – “open space session” – will be reserved for the International Conference of NGOs). However, you will be able to provide visitors with information materials about your NGO, if you wish to do so.

We shall provide you with the detailed programme in due time.

We also wish to remind you that all information concerning the General Conference – including the NGO space – will be available on the following web page, which will be daily updated:

We look forward to meeting you.

Yours Sincerely,

Philippe Beaussant                                                           Sabina Colombo

Chairperson                                                                        Senior Desk Officer

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee                                Desk for IGOs and NGOs – UNESCO