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Representation of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee at the 8th global meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education For All

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Please find the declaration of the 8th global meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education For All (CCNGO/EFA), which took place on 8th-9th May 2017, in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the implementation of SDG4 –Education 2030, as well as the working procedures and the list of the members of the new coordination group for 2017-2019. All the documents of the meeting will be available on the CCNGO/Ed 2030 website in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

The CCNGO Secretariat invites us to share the declaration and use it in our advocacy. In the 35th paragraph, the participants of the meeting recommend to the CCNGO to «Foster exchange and learning, share knowledge, and engage in wider debates and cross-sectoral engagement, including through increased dialogue with the UNESCO-NGO Liaison Committee and Education and Academia Stakeholder Group ».

On behalf of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, I thank the CCNGO Secretariat as well as the members of the coordination group for the excellent preparation of the meeting and the rich and open debates among all the members of civil society, which have made a success of the meeting.

We, NGOs in partnership with UNESCO, are grateful for the opportunity which is thus given to us to further contribute to the implementation of SDG 4.


Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré, NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee representative to CCNGO

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photo CCONG avec  Mme Koumla Boly Barry Rapporteur spécial sur le droit à l'éducation UN

photo CCONG Madame la défenseure droit à l'éducation, MC Machon-Honoré, Victoria Barres

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Seventh UNESCO NGO Forum: “Youth and Their Social Impact”

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Seventh UNESCO NGO Forum

Organized in partnership with the MiSK Foundation

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 3-4 May 2017

We, the participating NGOs of the Seventh UNESCO NGO Forum, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee and UNESCO, in partnership with the MiSK Foundation, held under the theme of Youth and their Social Impact, welcome the large international nature of the event. For the past two days, we have come together with over 400 NGOs, from over 70 countries and over 2,000 registered delegates, 70 per cent of whom were under the age of 35 years. READ MORE HERE

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee’s Newsletter (Issue number 1)

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NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee’s Newsletter (Issue number 1)


This newsletter was born of a common will to give more visibility to NGOs’ collective work as official partners of UNESCO, and whose key role has been underlined by our Director General, Mrs Irina Bokova in her message of congratulations addressed to the president and the members of the new Liaison Committee.

The Liaison Committee’s new strategy of communication answers NGOs’ expectations (see ICNGO conclusions) about the latest news of the Liaison Committee and UNESCO, with a space devoted to NGOs for sharing their best practices and events at UNESCO or elsewhere (Word documents, English and French versions to be provided) and for the follow-ups of the fora. We also kindly remind you that a form for NGOs’ posting of events is available (on request) on UNESCO website.

You will find the February Monthly Letter by Assistant Director General, Mr Eric Falt as well as the minutes of the 23rd February’s meeting with all necessary information on the first forum of the new Liaison Committee (7th international forum of NGOs in partnership with UNESCO, 3-4 May, Ryadh) and on the next planned events like the International Day of Peace. You will also find the report on CCNGO meeting.

As we wish to strengthen our cooperation with UNESCO, we would like to create a pool of competences within NGOs’ members and ask you to help us in our mission and register as volunteers in translations, compilations of NGOs’ oral 3mns’statements during the fora or conferences as observers to be posted, reports on conferences and events at UNESCO headquarters or elsewhere and relevant to UNESCO’s priorities.

We are very much looking forward to your suggestions and feedback to improve our communication on NGOs’ collective work.


March 16, 2017

Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré,

Chair of Communication and Relations with CCNGO

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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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“The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs” – 2016 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations

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?”.

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Committee on Non-Governmental Partners

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.

pdficonsm Text of the address to the committee by Martine LEVY

From Promoting to Constructing Peace

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.

Declaration of NGO Action Day Against Climate Change

The Declaration of NGO Action Day Against Climate Change is a result of a year-long work by a working group set up by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison committee as a result of the proposal made during the Conference of NGOS in 2014. The Working Group defined the topics to be addressed by this Declaration and then created an online consultation process to have a first round of feedback for the content of the Declaration. Following this an international event on the 6 October including 26 countries and 70 representatives came together to share their actions on Climate Change and also to co-construct the Declaration using a non formal education technique, ‘World Café’ which allowed the whole group to give their inputs for the declaration.

The result of this participative process is a common declaration which aims to reflect the diversity of the NGOs present and the common concerns related to Climate Change

pdficonsm Text of the declaration in English

pdficonsm Text of the declaration (Chinese version)

pdficonsm Text of the declaration (Arab version)

You too can sign your NGO up to this declaration by using this link:

We encourage you to share the Declaration with your networks – your members may also sign up.

Organisations who do not hold official partnership with UNESCO and who are not members of networks in official partnership with UNESCO may sign as a supporting organisation:

The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee and the COP21 Working Group will be participating in different events at Le Bourget in the Climate Generations area (Civil Society) of COP21 in order to present the Declaration and to share the work of NGOs active on Climate Change:

5 December – Climate Generations Area at 11:15-12:45 in room 8

  • Round Table presenting the Common NGO Declaration 6 October 2015 against Climate Change


December 8 – NGO Day in the UNESCO Pavilion at Le Bourget in the Climate Generations area (Civil Society) of COP21 from 11:30-18:00

  • NGO (in official partnership with UNESCO) presentations throughout the day
  • Round Table presenting the Common NGO Declaration 6 October 2015 against Climate Change at 14:00

You can check out here the provisional Agenda


UNESCO General Conference – NGO Space

The NGO space as been organized in the heart of the public areas of the General Conference, on the ground floor of Fontenoy building – Miró 2 space.

It was both an information point and a meeting place.

Every day, different NGOS ran stands all day long and made an oral presentation of their activities

Presentations and mini-debates about the work of the General Conference or the collective work of NGOs driven by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee were held throughout the duration of the General Conference. These debates was addressed to NGO representatives, but are also opened to other participants in the Conference.

pdficonsm Provisional Programme of Activities of the NGO Space

pdficonsm Programme provisoire des activités de l’espace des ONG

Membres du Comité de Liaison présents à la Conférence Générale

Members of the Liaison Committee attending the General Conference