Paris

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).

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

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI United Nations Representative at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). "Since 2015, every 11 February we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Throughout the world, pioneering women scientists have marked, and continue to mark our history. But there are

Changing Course, Transforming Education to build a better future

Blog by Evelyne Para, UN SI Representative at UNESCO "We have not yet fulfilled our commitment put down in the 2030 Agenda to guarantee the right to quality education for all: education, this global public good, and this fundamental right which is the foundation of a sustainable future – Goal

Our Global Voice at the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI United Nations Representative at UNESCO. 9 November 2021 saw the Opening of the 41st session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris. For two weeks, delegates from 193 Member States, several dozen NGO representatives and experts worked in plenary sessions or in specialist Commissions, and debated

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