In 2021, UNESCO is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the entry into force of its Constitution.
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, UNESCO – pursuant to its Constitution – contributes to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, and sustainable development as well as intercultural dialogue through education, sciences, culture, communication and information.
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 programs. 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.
The following themes will be highlighted during the conference
Education & Women's empowerment
Promoting Peace & Understanding
The conference is being co-organized, under the patronage of UNESCO, by the representatives of CIOFF, Rotary and Soroptimist to UNESCO and the Rotary Intercountry Committee executive council.
Rotary International President
Soroptimist International President
CIOFF International President
Jean-Yves Le Saux
UNESCO Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning
UNESCO Chief of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
UNESCO-NGO liaison Committee President
Free Intelligent Conversation founder
Rotary ICC Executive Council Chair & Rotary Representative to the UNESCO
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam
Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage UAE
CIOFF Youth Representative for UNESCO affairs
Dean of the Rotary Representative to the UN Network
Rotary International Director
CIOFF Africa Representative
Marie Chirstine Gries
Soroptimist Representative to the UNESCO
Rotary Alternate Representative to the UNESCO
Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy
Rotary ICC Executive Board member
Producer of International CIOFF® Folklore Festival FOLKART