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 (Centre Contact), Rina Dupriet and Evelyne Para.

Addressing the “new normal” in education

Blog by Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative in Paris. "Facing the COVID crisis at school, UNESCO has launched the Global Education Coalition to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching children and youth who are most at risk. Never before have we witnessed educational disruption

Keeping Girls in the Picture on International Day of the Girl

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Every year, all over the world, we celebrate International Day of the Girl in accordance with Resolution 66/170 adopted in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly. This day, 11 October, is an opportunity

UNESCO LAUNCHES GLOBAL SKILLS ACADEMY

SI UN Representative in Paris, Evelyne Para, blogs about the new “Skills Academy” created by partners to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  "The objective of the skills academy is to boost the employability of young people threatened by the economic crisis that's forecast to follow COVID-19.

There’s Power in Partnership

Soroptimist International works closely with many organisations to educate, empower and enable women and girls everywhere. In this latest blog, Marie-Christine Gries, SI Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and guest blogger, Martine Levy, representative of the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts (WAGGGS)

Let’s Reinvent School, following COVID-19 crisis

A blog by Evelyne PARA, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. "School closings around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic pose an unprecedented threat to the education, protection, and well-being of children. What does this mean exactly? Can we speak of a sacrificed 2020 generation? Should we accelerate the

COVID-19: Women’s role in the crisis response

A blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. Since the appearance of COVID-19 in late 2019, the number of contaminations in 188 countries and territories has exceeded 5.4 million, and 345,000 people have died. Today, the virus affects everyone, everywhere, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the

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