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

What does the future hold for the United Nations?

SI Advisor to Advocacy, Pat Black, explains the key points of the United Nations Secretary-General's recent report, which is set to be a key topic of discussion at this year's United Nations General Assembly (14-30 September). "The United Nations (UN) celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020 by opening up a

Youth Engagement at the UNESCO NGO Liaison Committee

Blog by Ayushi Kundu, Soroptimist International (SI) President’s Appeal Coordinator, 2019-2021 and President-Elect and Friendship Link Chair of SI Calcutta, 2021-2022. "Being a Soroptimist means waking up each day to new opportunities knocking at your door. Such an occasion arose for me a couple of months ago, when SI Advocacy

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


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