In accordance with the Directives concerning UNESCO's partnership with NGOs, adopted by the General Conference in 2011, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee has the responsibility of organizing in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat International Forums of NGOs on UNESCO’s priority issues. In each 2 year mandate, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee seeks to organise 4 International Forum events. Each Forum has a specific theme guided by the input of the NGOs gathered at the International Conference of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO.
As is clear, we live in difficult times, and the final year of the 2018-2020 Liaison Committee's mandate meant there was little opportunity for organising a major international conference. We are hopeful that in the near future we will be able to return to normal procedures, and in the mean time we seek to engage with our NGO stakeholders in a variety of ways.
The first Forum of the 2020-2022 mandate will focus on Global Citizenship, and more details on this will be published shortly.