The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is based in Paris, meaning that the SI UN Representatives there primarily focus on education. However, because UNESCO and the NGO Committee there organise periodic fora on various issues, SI UN Representatives often adapt their workload in order to engage with the subjects of those fora such as water for all, and women and poverty.

SI’s United Nations Representatives in Paris are Marie-Christine Gries, Rina Dupriet and Evelyne Para (Centre Contact).

Enabling Intercultural Dialogue

Blog of Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. “Two major events were organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in September 2022 on the theme of intercultural dialogue, in order to promote and disseminate values, attitudes and behaviours conducive to learning to live together

Education for Sustainable Development

Blog of Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. “Our current way of life is unsustainable, we are depleting the resources of the planet, and if we continue to live as today, we will need the resources of three Earths by 2050! For many years, human behaviours and activities

Transforming Education

Blog of Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. "On 28-30 June 2022 UNESCO hosted the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, a meeting of more than 2000 participants (face-to-face and via Zoom), including over 150 Ministers of Education, many civil society partners and NGOs’ representatives, policy and business leaders and youth activists,

Reshaping Higher Education

Blog of Evelyne Para, UN SI Representative at UNESCO, Paris. "Reshaping ideas and practices in the education of the future graduates to ensure a sustainable future for our planet and humanity, such was the objective of two conferences organised by UNESCO in which I took part in May 2022. With

 Building Equality through Multilateralism

A blog of Evelyne PARA, UN SI Representative at UNESCO At the beginning of 2022, UNESCO inaugurated the 1st International Day of Women in Multilateralism. The principle of creating this International Day had been approved by a large majority of Member States during the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference

Education and gender stereotypes

Blog by Marie-Christine Gries, SI Representative at UNESCO, Paris. "Among the online events marking UNESCO on March 8, Women's Day, a webinar was held on the theme: “Smashing stereotypes: Challenging gender bias in and through education”. You can watch the full webinar here. The objective of this interactive webinar was


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