"Challenging Inequalities" - 11th international Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO

When :

from Monday 16 December, 2019
to Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Type of event :

Category 3- Non-governmental conference

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Contact :


Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, the 11th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 16 and 17 December 2019, on the theme “Challenging Inequalities”, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender and education.
The main objective of the Forum will be to identify concrete examples of good practices and grass-root actions as well as develop a set of recommendations to tackle inequalities, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender and education.

The Forum will delve into the different dynamics and dimension of inequalities from thematic points of view, and from the notion of power and public policy, in the form of Panels. The thematic panels will be followed by two workshops; one focused on collecting experiences from the field and another on solutions and policy recommendations.

To ensure a transversal and multi-stakeholder dimension, the two-day discussion will follow a structured dialogue approach with civil society, Member States, decision makers, programme experts, and academia.

This Forum will gather NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, but is also open to the participation of other institutions and representatives of Member States. The registration, the provisional programme, practical information and working documents are available on the website of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee (www.ong-unesco.org).

Within the framework of the Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organizations (36 C/Res. 108), the International Forums of NGOs are organized twice a year on a priority issue of the Organization, by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee is an entity composed of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO elected every two years by the International Conference of NGOs.


Maison des ONG
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15 - France
Tel.: +33 1 45 68 36 68
Fax: +33 1 45 66 03 37
E-mail: comite.liaison.ong@unesco.org
Facebook: Ngo-Unesco Liaison Committee

Bureau of Strategic Planning
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 - France
E-mail: ngo@unesco.org


See the attached Programme