Inaugural Meeting of the “UNESCO: Future Prospects" initiative on “UNESCO’s role and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda”

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 2 July 2014 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Executive Board
Contact: 
FW Russell-Rivoallan, Tel: 01 45 68 12 19

Within the framework of the Executive Board’s Decision on “UNESCO at 70 and Future Prospects”, (194 EX/Decision 31), Dr Amina J. Mohammed, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, will give the inaugural keynote intervention .
Members of the Executive Board and Representatives of the Permanent Delegations are invited to attend this meeting.

Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be provided in English and French.

According to the Executive Board’s decision, “eminent personalities and high officials of national and international bodies and agencies” shall be invited“ with a view to enriching UNESCO’s contribution […] to current events and/or discussions, such as the “adoption of the United Nations post-2015 development agenda”.

Given Dr Mohammed’s rich experience as former Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals and past Coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project, as well as the trust bestowed upon her by the UN Secretary General as his Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, you will agree she will kick off this series of events in a very meaningful way. A copy of her curriculum vitae is available at the link below for your information.

Dr Mohammed will give an update and provide a general tour d'horizon of the main issues relative to the current sustainable development agenda process and then set out the challenges and opportunities remaining for the rest of this year. She will tailor her comments to include UNESCO's role, especially within the context of the ongoing System-wide "Fit for Purpose" discussion. Thereafter, the remaining time will be allocated to a dynamic exchange with her and the Members of the Executive Board and other Representatives of Member States.