World Conference for 3600 UNESCO Clubs in the world to meet in ParisUNESCO is organizing a World Conference for the UNESCO Club movement at Paris Headquarters from July 18 to 20 (Room IV). The Conference will bring together 350 representatives of the approximately 3600 clubs around the world, whose volunteer members share a commitment to UNESCO’s work and ideals. In conjunction with the Conference, the World Congress of the World Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) will hold an extraordinary session. It will mark the renewal of the international NGO to federate this civil society movement, “the peoples’ UNESCO”.
UNESCO Clubs, first launched in 1947 in Japan and now existing in 84 countries, work in partnership with National Commissions for UNESCO and provide an opportunity for individuals from civil society, particularly young people, to participate in the Organization’s work at community level. The UNESCO Clubs movement can play a key role in mobilizing citizens’ actions in favour of the Organization’s objectives and priorities.
|Source||Media Advisory No. 2005-50|
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|Publication Date||15 Jul 2005|