EVENT NEWS Literacy, Lifelong learning, A Sustainable Future for All

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, the French Union of Soroptimist International has organised a Conferences and Debates Day to be held on 11 September 2017, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at UNESCO, Paris, Room IV, 7 Place de Fontenoy 75007 Paris

PROGRAMME 11 September 2017

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome to participants
10.00 – 10.15 Opening of the Conference by a UNESCO Representative
10.15 – 10.30 Literacy, a worrying ascertainment at the global level: Introduction and Presentation of the three round tables by Evelyne Para, President French Union of Soroptimist International
10.30 – 11.30 1st Round Table: What are the main issues of literacy and the fight against illiteracy today in the world?

Speakers: Geneviève Sanze, NGO New Humanity; Hélène Mouty, National Coordinator of UNESCO Associated Schools; Anne Brockmeier, Professor at the Franco-German High School of BUC (France); Hervé Fernandez, Director of the National Agency for the Fight Against Illiteracy. Moderator: Marie-Claude Allez, NGO ATD Fourth World.

11.30 – 11.50 Exchanges with participants in the room

11.50 – 12.20 Presentation of the 2017 Trophies “Writing to be free” of the French Committee of International Service Clubs (Rotary – Lions – Kiwanis – Inner Wheel – Zonta – Soroptimist) Presentation of the Trophies by François Leduc, CFCSI Secretary General

12.30 – 13.50 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.00 2nd Round Table: What is the real impact of literacy on the economic development of countries?

Speakers: – Fanny Benedetti, Head of Gender, Education, Population and Youth, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs; Mehdi Lahlou, Professor of Economics at the Insea-Rabat (Morocco); Maud Ritz, Assistant Secretary of UN Women, France; Representative of MEDEF. Moderator: Marie-Claude Machon-Honoré, BPW International Permanent  Representative to UNESCO.

15.00 – 15.15 Exchanges with participants in the room

15.15 – 16.15 3rd Round Table: How does the NGO Soroptimist International (SI) conceive the implementation of the new Agenda for Literacy to defend peace in the world?

Speakers: Maggy Berckes, President Luxembourg Union of SI; Claire Hublet, President Belgian Union of SI ; A Representative of Greek Union of SI; Micheline Chabanon-Cozzone, President SI Lyon Tête d’Or (France); Evelyne Para, President French Union of SI. Moderator: Rina Dupriet, Representative SI at UNESCO, Past Vice-President of the SI European Federation and Past President of the French Union.

16.15 – 16.30 Interlude – Students of the Lycée Franco-Allemand of BUC (France)

16.30 – 17.00 Closing of Conference by Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, President of Soroptimist International

Register for the event by emailing your contact details to secretariat@soroptimist.fr

LEAD IMAGE COURTESY OF UNESCO Patrick lagès

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