Working with civil society: UNESCO official partnership with NGOs

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Специальное мероприятие
Contact: 
s.colombo@unesco.org

The presentation will focus on the official partnership with NGOs under the framework established by the General Conference (Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with NGOs) and will provide an overview of the bilateral modalities of cooperation with NGOs as well as of the collective modalities of collaboration foreseen by the Directives, allowing networking among NGOs and coordinated actions (for example the International Conference of NGOs and the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee’s activities).

Since its founding, UNESCO has sought to collaborate with NGOs, which are fundamental civil society partners for the implementation of the Organization’s activities and programmes. Over the years, UNESCO has built up a valuable network of cooperation with NGOs having an expertise in its fields of competence, i.e. education, science, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information.
Official partnership with UNESCO is more than just an accreditation. It consists in a mutual engagement to cooperate and work together in the Organization’s fields of competence. Currently, UNESCO is enjoying official partnerships with 373 international NGOs and 24 foundations and similar institutions.
The presentation will focus on the official partnership with NGOs under the framework established by the General Conference (Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with NGOs) and will provide an overview of the bilateral modalities of cooperation with NGOs as well as of the collective modalities of collaboration foreseen by the Directives, allowing networking among NGOs and coordinated actions (for example the International Conference of NGOs and the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee’s activities).