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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.


Holger Knaack

Rotary International President

Sharon Fisher

Soroptimist International President

Philippe Beaussant

CIOFF International President

Jean-Yves Le Saux

UNESCO Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning

Tim Curtis

UNESCO Chief of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Davide Grosso

UNESCO-NGO liaison Committee President

Kyle Emile

Free Intelligent Conversation founder

Cyril Noirtin

Rotary ICC Executive Council Chair & Rotary Representative to the UNESCO

Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam

Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage UAE

Laura López

CIOFF Youth Representative for UNESCO affairs

Judith Diment

Dean of the Rotary Representative to the UN Network

Peter Kyle

Rotary International Director

Marcel Zounon

CIOFF Africa Representative

Marie Chirstine Gries

Soroptimist Representative to the UNESCO

Laura Bourgeois

Rotary Alternate Representative to the UNESCO

Beverly Bucur

Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy

Marcel Tilkin

Rotary ICC Executive Board member

Alenka Klemencic

Producer of International CIOFF® Folklore Festival FOLKART

The event will be broadcasted live on youtube