|PROGRAMME & BUDGET|
|Draft Medium-term Strategy
(34 C/4), 2008-2013
Available in six languages
Introduction by the Director-General:“I have the honour to present to Member States the draft Medium-Term Strategy which sets out the strategic vision and programmatic framework for UNESCO’s actions and interventions over the next six years, 2008- 2013 (34 C/4 Draft), in all its domains at the global, regional and country levels, against the background of globalization and United Nations reform..."Programme and Budget 2006-2007, 33 C/5 Approved
This document provides direction and focus for the third and last phase of the period covered by the Medium-Term Strategy for 2002-2007 (31 C/4 Approved). Hence it has been designed to cast UNESCO’s action in response to the strategic objectives, cross-cutting themes and expected outcomes of document 31 C/4, building upon the achievements, results, evaluations and strategic reviews, especially with respect to Education for All, since 2002 as well as to tackle tasks that are unaddressed. More >>>
The Reports on the Director-General’s Consultations of National Commissions for UNESCO in various regions on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009:
Africa | Arab States | Asia and the Pacific | Europe and North America | Latin America and the Caribbean
Questionnaire on the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5)
This questionnaire is designed to elicit the views, suggestions and comments from Member States and Associate Members, together with intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on key principles, priorities and core issues, in line with 33 C/Resolution 1 of the General Conference which should inform the preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5). More >>>
Established in October 2000, the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) is a central service reporting to the Director-General. It has been assigned both central servicing as well as programmatic responsibilities.
The Bureau of Strategic Planning's principal task is to prepare the Organization's Medium-Term Strategy and the biennial Programme and Budget, ensuring that the strategic objectives and priorities set by the General Conference and the Executive Board -- including mainstreaming the needs of women, youth, least developed countries, Africa as well as other specific strategies -- are duly taken into account at all stages of programme elaboration. These functions are complemented by a monitoring of implementation and related reporting.
BSP manages and develops SISTER, (System of Information on Strategies, Tasks and the Evaluation of Results) the main tool for a results-based programming, management and monitoring (PMR) system covering both regular and extrabudgetary funds.
BSP also provides a strategic, programmatic focus for two cross-cutting themes and several issues of a cross-sectoral nature, including co-ordination of the Organization's activities pertaining to the Dialogue among Civilizations and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.
Overall, BSP is responsible for UNESCO's participation in and contribution to inter-agency programme efforts within the United Nations system to ensure coherence of orientations and efforts, especially in the follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
|Globalization and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Opportunities, Threats and Challenges
(Nations University, Tokyo 26-08-2004 - 27-08-2004) |
What are the opportunities, threats and challenges for intangible cultural heritage in an era of rapid globalization? Over 15 political and intellectual leaders will debate this at the UNESCO/UNU International Conference on “Globalization and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Opportunities, Threats and Challenges” on 26 and 27 August 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. More
|AWAY : Femme, Créativité, Diaspora et Dialogue Interculturel – Catalogue de l'Exposition d’art - by Various authors under the Direction of Ambassador Laura Faxas, Permanent Delegate of the the Dominican Republic to UNESCO|
On the occasion of the 2007 International Women's Day celebrations at UNESCO, the Delegation of the Dominican Republic has brought together the works of ten of its women artists sharing a common denominator – their migration background. Today, the Dominican Republic has become an important place of origin, transit and destiny of migrants. Rosario Rivera Bond, Teresa Díaz, Iliana Emilia, Charo Oquet, Miguelina Rivera, Raquel Paiewonsky, Scherezade García, Natalia Ortega and Inés Tolentino live in New York, Athenes, Miami, Amsterdam, Paris and Montpellier but they all have great renown and influence within the Dominican contemporary art scene. They belong to a group of almost two million Dominicans residing outside of the island and they represent some of the countless Diaspora communities that are increasingly interconnected through extending transnational networks all over the world. This exhibition aims to inspire and open up an intercultural dialogue among the artists and with the general public, addressing the role of women in migration movements, Diaspora networks and intercultural dialogue.
|Dialogue among Civilizations: Regional Summit on Inter-religious and Inter-ethnic Dialogue, Tirana, Albania, 9 and 10 December 2004 - by UNESCO/BSP|
South-East Europe has suffered from the ravages of the last wars of the 20th century in Europe, also as a consequence of inter-ethnic and inter-religious tension, hatred and violence. Today, the region is rebounding, leaving the wounds of the past behind and responding to the desire of its peoples for reconciliation, exchange and cooperation, especially among the youth. Ensuring freedom of movement in the region will be an important practical step. In the present post-conflict period, there is an undeniable need to face up to the truth of the past as the region is not yet free from the seeds of divisions and confrontations of a religious or ethnic nature.More
|Dialogue among Civilizations - Proceedings of the High-Level Conference "Eurasia in the XXIst Century: Dialogue of Cultures, or Conflict of Civilizations?", Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, 10 and 11 June 2004 - by UNESCO/BSP|
For centuries, Eurasia has been at the crossroads of continents, philosophies, ideologies, trade routes and geopolitical and strategic processes and interests. It has become home for diverse cultures, providing an environment within which the rich experience, aspirations and customs of nations can be effectively shared.More
|Africa but not only ... The first regional concert of "Mozart, but not only ..." - by Melody for Dialogues Among Civilizations Association|
"Africa, but not only" is our first regional concert. It is being organized in a continent which was engulfed in internecine wars and conflicts. Recently, much progress has been made to resolve previously interminable conflicts. Africa today is striving to embrace the wisdom of peaceful co-existence, the pursuit of good governance and the principles of cooperation and good-neighbourliness. The choice of the venue for this regional concert was therefore deliberate, namely to support the conflict-resolution and peace-making efforts under way in many sub-regions and countries. To be sure, much needs still to be done but let us begin to spread from here in Abuja this new message of peace.More
|Approved Programme and Budget, 2006-2007, (33 C/5) - by UNESCO|
The Programme and Budget of the Organisation is a consolidated document outlining those funds which are appropriated by the General Conference of UNESCO and which are financed by contributions assessed on Member States and by Miscellaneous Income (if available), as distinct from the budget financed from extrabudgetary resources, e.g. voluntary contributions.More
|Dialogues: Au-delà des mots - by Etoundi Essamba, Angèle|
Angèle Etoundi Essamba's work invites us to careful observation, participation, reminds us of the need to see, to understand, and to act.
Even though Essamba's photographs capture just a single moment in time, they convey something enduring and of great permanence: they can make us see others and ourselves. Others enter into DIALOGUES with us and we dialogue in return in different forms.More
|Voix de femmes, mais pas seulement... - by Association Mélodie pour le Dialogue entre les Civilisations|
Un dialogue entre musiques classique, traditionnelle et contemporaine. Brochure du concert organisé à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme.
Le spectacle est organisé et présenté par l’Association Mélodie pour le Dialogue entre les Civilisations.
Le concert a lieu à la Maison de l'UNESCO dans la Salle I le 8 mars 2006 à 19h30.More
|Mozart, but not only... A dialogue between traditional, classical and contemporary music - by Melodies for Dialogue among Civilizations Association|
The “Mozart, but not only…” concert, organized on 16 November 2005 to mark the sixtieth anniversary of UNESCO, was one of the greatest and most beautiful moments of that day of commemoration… The concert represented an innovative and exciting approach: musical performances involving live interaction between traditional instruments played by musicians from different cultures, thus emphasizing that dialogue goes beyond words and can thrive in the realm of music. Such concerts give practical expression to a hallmark of UNESCO's Constitution, namely international cooperation. The dialogue between traditional, classical and contemporary music epitomizes the very essence of international cooperation in a field that is not often singled out in this context.More
|Glossary of terminology for the 33 C/5 and 2006-2007 UNESCO workplans SISTER Forms - by UNESCO/BSP|
UNESCO's SISTER system requires Programme Specialists to enter certain information using specific terminology. The purpose of this Glossary is to provide appropriate definitions for the terminology used. The purpose of this glossary it to help define certain mandatory information requested by these web-based forms and has been developed in cooperation with Sectors/Services, thus allowing for the production of both programming and monitoring reports for internal purposes as well as for Member States (e.g. SSFs, RAMs, C/5, Workplans, EX/4, C/3).More
|Programme and Budget 2006-2007, 33 C/5 Approved - by UNESCO|
This document provides direction and focus for the third and last phase of the period covered by the Medium-Term Strategy for 2002-2007 (31 C/4 Approved). Hence it has been designed to cast UNESCO’s action in response to the strategic objectives, cross-cutting themes and expected outcomes of document 31 C/4, building upon the achievements, results, evaluations and strategic reviews, especially with respect to Education for All, since 2002 as well as to tackle tasks that are unaddressed.
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|UNESCO and the IYHF -- towards an active working partnership - by Hans d'Orville|
The beginnings of the formal relationship between UNESCO and the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) can be traced to April 2003 when UNESCO's Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura and IYHF's President, Harish Saxena signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU formalises and concretises the already existing partnership between both Organisations and provides a concrete framework for future cooperation. It provided for a new focus on a three-year Campaign for International Peace and Understanding, the annual celebration of International Youth Day (12 August - proclaimed by the UN in 1999) and awareness-raising activtities pertaining to HIV/AIDS in the context of preventive education.More
|Final Report of the Director-General's Consultation of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Europe and North America Region on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) - by UNESCO|
While some participants were of the view that the unifying theme and the strategic objectives and sub-objectives of document 31 C/4 had been adequately reflected in 31 C/5 and 32 C/5, several others considered that more should be done to enhance the linkage between 31 C/4 and 33 C/5. In that context it was suggested that the C/4 and C/5 documents could be combined into a single document with a view to (i) offering a clear medium-term perspective for each biennial programme and (ii) allowing a better integration between the expected outcomes in the C/4 document and the expected results contained in related C/5 documents. Considering that the 31 C/4 was conceived as a “rolling” medium-term strategy, such a combined strategy and programme document was also seen to facilitate a more dynamic adaptation to changing circumstances.
Participants unanimously agreed, that in order to ascertain the linkage between strategy and programme, expected results should be carefully evaluated to assess whether the programme has achieved the objectives of the Medium-Term Strategy. Overall, there was general agreement that UNESCO should focus, in future planning, on practicing management by objective, setting a limited number of goals and having clearly articulated and measurable outcomes.More
|Final Report of the Director-General's Consultation of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Africa Region on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) - by UNESCO|
At the invitation of the Government of Mozambique, the Director-General’ s Consultation on the draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) was held in Maputo from Friday 14 to Tuesday 18 May 2004, with the invaluable logistic support provided by the Mozambique National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Office in Maputo.
The main objectives of the Consultation were:
To invite comments and proposals from National Commissions on key principles, priorities and other issues related to the preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007, based on a questionnaire prepared by the UNESCO Secretariat.
To hold thematic debates, as contribution to the elaboration of the Draft 33 C/5, on key issues of particular relevance to the Africa Region, especially the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).More
|Illiteracy: a female phenomenon? - by Hans d'Orville|
Powerpoint presentation given by the Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning during UNESCO's celebrations of International Literacy Day, 10 Spetember 2002More
|Strategic Thinking and Planning - by Hans d'Orville, Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning|
Presentation by the Bureau of Strategic Planning to UNESCO's "Leadership and Change Management Programme" (LCMP) on Strategic Thinking and Planning.More
|UNESCO's action against terrorism|
UNESCO's contribution towards promoting peace and security through education and science: Elements for a UN Strategy against Terrorism.