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).

UNESCO: Partnership with NGOs

A blog by Marie-Christine GRIES, UN- SI representative UNESCO Session 212 of the Non-Governmental Partners Committee 8 October 2021 The NGP Committee of UNESCO is the body of the Executive Board, made up of representatives of the States, in charge of the organisation of the relations with the representatives of

Education in a digital world

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. "Earlier this month, International Literacy Day 2021 was celebrated by UNESCO under the theme 'Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide'. A year and a half after the start of COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly half of the world's students

Accelerating Progress on SDG 4 in a Post COVID-19 World

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). On 13 July, the UNESCO Global Education Meeting (GEM 2021) was held, with a ministerial segment on the sidelines of the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development. Entitled From Recovery to Accelerating

Paris Generation Equality 2021

Will we finally see a breakthrough? compensation for 25 years of small steps? by SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries The Generation Equality forum in Paris began on 30 June, 2021 with an opening ceremony of nearly four hours well used, on an intensive pace. The general tone was set from

Are women ready for a digital future?

Blog of Evelyne PARA, SI UN Representative at UNESCO Today, many countries are convinced that their future economic competitiveness will depend on how quickly they can make the transition to digital and ‘green’ societies. Particularly as time is running out to achieve their sustainable development goals by 2030. The world

Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic: Ecological Reconstruction

SI United Nations (UN) Representative, Evelyne Para, brings us the final instalment in her series of blogs about how Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog focuses on Ecological Reconstruction.  "The COVID-19 pandemic, which we still continue to face, offers us the opportunity to reconsider our


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