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The Unifying Theme of UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy for the following six years, (until 2007), is: Contributing to peace and human development in an era of globalization through education, the sciences, culture and communication.
 
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 >>>

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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

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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 >>>

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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).




Events
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


Documents
Medium-Term Strategy (2002 - 2007) for the Arab States Region - by UNESCO
Document prepared as a follow-up to the Regional Consultation organized the Director-General of National Commissions for UNESCO in the Arab States Region (Rabat, Morocco, 6-8 June 2002).More

Medium-Term Strategy (2002 - 2007) for the Latin America and Caribbean Region. - by UNESCO
Elaborated in the light of the discussions held during the Director-General's Consultation of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Latin America and the Caribbean region (Montevideo, Uruguay, 15-18 July 2002).More

Medium-Term Strategy (2002 – 2007) for the Europe Region - by UNESCO
Prepared in the light of the discussions held during the Director-General's Consultation of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Europe Region (Budapest, Hungary, 16-18 June 2002).More

Medium-Term Strategy (2002 – 2007) for the Asia and Pacific Region - by UNESCO
Document drawn up following the Director-General's consultation with the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Asia and Pacific Region (Jakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 June 2002)More

Medium-Term Strategy (2002 – 2007) for the Africa Region - by UNESCO
Document drawn up following the Director-General’s consultation withthe National Commissions for UNESCO of the Africa RegionMore

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
away_catalog_couv_thumb.jpgOn 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.
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La Flûte Enchantée ... mais pas seulement : un dialogue entre musiques classiques, traditionnelles et contemporaines (Mozart ... mais pas seulement, IIIe partie) - by Association Mélodie pour le Dialogue entre les Civilisations
flute_sm.jpgConcert organisé à l'occasion de la clôture du soixantième anniversaire de l'UNESCO, organisé et présenté par l'Association Mélodie pour le Dialogue entre les Civilisations aù Palais de l'UNESCO dans la salle I le 6 novembre 2006.More

Dialogue among Civilizations: Regional Summit on Inter-religious and Inter-ethnic Dialogue, Tirana, Albania, 9 and 10 December 2004 - by UNESCO/BSP
tirana_cover_small.jpgSouth-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
issuk_kul_cover_small.jpgFor 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

Final Report of the Director-General’s Consultation of National Commissions for UNESCO of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-200 - by UNESCO
Held in Montego Bay, Jamaica between 3 and 6 July 2006

Representatives of 33 out of 36 National Commissions from countries and territories of the Latin America and the Caribbean region attended the Consultation. Representatives of Canada, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the UNESCO-NGO Liaison Committee participated as observers. Officials from various offices and services of the UNESCO Secretariat as well as directors and representatives of eight UNESCO field offices in the region also participated in the meeting. The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Jamaica attended the opening meeting.

Click below to read the Final Reports from the other regional consultations:

Africa | Arab States | Asia and the Pacific | Europe and North America | Latin America and the CaribbeanMore

Final Report of the Director-General’s Consultation of National Commissions for UNESCO of the Europe and North America Region on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget For 2008-2009 (34 C/ - by UNESCO
Held in Athens, Greece between 25 and 28 June 2006

Representatives of 48 of the 49 National Commissions of the Europe and North America Region attended the consultation. The Chairman of the Executive Board attended as an observer, as did the Secretary-General of a National Commission from another region, the Director-General’s consultant, a member of the Review Committee for Major Programmes II and III, an NGO, and representatives of several Greek Ministries. Officials from various offices and services of the UNESCO Secretariat as well as the Directors and Representatives of the UNESCO offices in the region (Moscow, Bucharest, New York, Venice and Geneva) also participated in the meeting.

Click below to read the Final Reports from the other regional consultations:

Africa | Arab States | Asia and the Pacific | Europe and North America | Latin America and the CaribbeanMore

Africa but not only ... The first regional concert of "Mozart, but not only ..." - by Melody for Dialogues Among Civilizations Association
melodies_africa_small.jpg"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

Final Report of the Director-General’s Consultation of National Commissions for UNESCO of the Africa Region on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy For 2008 – 2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5) - by UNESCO/BSP
This consultation was held in Luanda, Angola between 13 ans 15 June 2006.

Representatives of 41 out of 46 National Commissions of the Africa Region attended the consultation. An observer from the NGOs Liaison Committee participated. Officials of various offices and services of the UNESCO Secretariat as well as Directors and Representatives of UNESCO national, cluster and regional field offices in the region participated in the meeting. The Angolan Minister of Science and Technology, Vice-Ministers, Members of Parliament, invited guests as well as representatives from Diplomatic Missions attended the Opening Ceremony.

Click below to read the Final Reports from the other regional consultations:

Africa | Arab States | Asia and the Pacific | Europe and North America | Latin America and the CaribbeanMore

Final Report of the Director-General’s Consultation of National Commissions for UNESCO of the Asia and Pacific Region on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008 – 2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5) - by
Held in Hanoi, Viet Nam between 6 and 9 June 2006.

Representatives of 38 out of 43 National Commissions of the Asia and Pacific Region attended the Consultation. Three observers participated – Singapore and representatives from two Category 2 institutes and centres. Officials of various offices and services of the UNESCO Secretariat as well as Directors and Representatives of 14 UNESCO field offices in the region also participated in the meeting. Vietnamese invited guests as well as representatives from Diplomatic Missions attended the Opening Ceremony.

Click below to read the Final Reports from the other regional consultations:

Africa | Arab States | Asia and the Pacific | Europe and North America | Latin America and the CaribbeanMore

Final Report of the Director-General’s Consultation of National Commissions for UNESCO of the Arab Region on the Preparation of the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008 – 2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5) - by UNESCO
Held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates between 27 May and 31 May 2006

Seventeen out of eighteen National Commissions of the Arab Region attended the consultation (the Iraqi National Commission was not represented). The Palestinian Committee for Education, Science and Culture and one observer from ISESCO were also present. Officials of various offices and services of the UNESCO Secretariat as well as Directors and Representatives of UNESCO field offices in the region (Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, Rabat and Ramallah, UNESCO Office for Iraq) participated in the meeting.

Click below to read the Final Reports from the other regional consultations:

Africa | Arab States | Asia and the Pacific | Europe and North America | Latin America and the CaribbeanMore

Summary Note on the deliberations by the General Conference at its 33rd session on the preparations of the Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and the Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5) - by UNESCO/BSP
This document highlights several issues on which Member States were invited to provide guidance and direction, including the scope of UNESCO’s future action; the linkage between documents 31 C/4 and 31 C/5; the reflection of UNESCO’s mission and functions; the approach to strategic objectives for each of UNESCO’s four programmes; the selection of cross-cutting themes and intersectoral approaches; as well as the results-based approach, which is reflected in the formulation of “expected outcomes” for each strategic objective.

This document is also available in:

French | Español | Russian | Arabic | ChineseMore

Questionnaire on the Draft Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4) and Draft Programme and Budget for 2008-2009 (34 C/5) - by UNESCO/BSP
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).
This document is also available in:

French | Español | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Click here to read the corresponding Summary Note on the deliberations by the General Conference on the preparations of the Medium-Term Strategy and the Draft Programme and Budget >>>More

Approved Programme and Budget, 2006-2007, (33 C/5) - by UNESCO
33c5coverthumb.jpgThe 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
essamba_catalogue_thumb.jpgAngèle 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
melodies_brochure_cover_small.jpgUn 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
mozart_brochure_thumb.jpgThe “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
33c5coverthumb.jpgThis 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.
This document is also available in:

French | Español | Russian | Arabic | ChineseMore

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 Arab Region on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) - by UNESCO
The main objective of the Consultation was to provide recommendations and suggestions by the National Commissions of the Arab Region to the Executive Board and the Director-General on the preliminary proposals for the preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5), based on a questionnaire drafted and circulated well in advance of the meeting by the Secretariat.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 Asia and the Pacific Region on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) - by UNESCO
Participants felt that the 33 C/5 must make an effort to also respond to these new concerns and developments.
it was noted that there have been significant global and regional changes since the adoption of the 31 C/4:

· an increase in terrorism;
· devastating earthquakes and natural disasters;
· more pronounced impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic;
· new demands for post-conflict reconstruction; and
· the adoption of action plans by two major world summits – Sustainable Development (WSSD) and the Information Society (WSIS).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

Final Report of the Director-General's Consultation of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Latin America and the Carribean Region on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) - by UNESCO
Representatives of thirty-four out of thirty-six National Commissions in the region (Panama and Colombia were absent) participated in the consultation, which was chaired by Ms Carla Zaandam, President of the National Commission of the host country, Aruba, with Mr Haldane Chase (Bahamas) and Ms Silvia Marin-Garat (Uruguay) serving as Vice-Chairperson. Mr George P. Brown (Antigua and Barbuda) served as Rapporteur and was assisted by two co-Rapporteurs, Ms Patricia Mejias (El Salvador) and Ms Rosario Navas (Cuba). Several directors of UNESCO field offices or their representatives also attended the meeting as well as a number of observers invited by the Aruba National Commission.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 presentation to the United Nation's Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) - by Hans d'Orville, Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning
bspimg.gifPresentation by the Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning to the United Nation's Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the status of the Director-General's administrative and management reforms within UNESCO.More

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 


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