Climate Change and NGOs – The Eight International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO

When, local time: 
Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, 8 December 2017 - 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 3- Non-governmental conference

Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, the Eight International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO will focus on climate change and will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 7 and 8 December 2017.
« Changing Minds, not the Climate » is the mission statement of the Updated UNESCO Strategy for Action on Climate Change, endorsed by the 39th session of the General Conference, which aims at enabling Member States to take urgent action to combat climate change. This contribution is in line with the Paris Agreement and falls within the overall context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDG 13.

Within this context, NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO have an important role to play and the forum will provide a privileged opportunity to discuss de contribution of the civil society to the implementation of the UNESCO's Strategy in tis fields of competence - education, sciences, culture and information and communication.

Thus, discussions will be organized around three general themes:

 “The role of Civil Society Organizations in addressing Climate Change”
 “Ocean and Climate Change”
 “World Heritage, Biosphere Reserves and Indigenous People’s Knowledge and Action”

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, subject to prior registration on the website of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee (www.ong-unesco.org).

The provisional programme, practical information and working documents will available on this site and that of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee (www.ong-unesco.org).

CONTACTS:

UNESCO-NGO LIAISON COMMITTEE
Maison des ONG
UNESCO
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

DESK FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Sector for External Relations and
Public Information
UNESCO
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 - France
E-mail: ngo@unesco.org