Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, the Eight International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO will focus on climate change and will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 7 and 8 December 2017.
« Changing Minds, not the Climate » is the mission statement of the Updated UNESCO Strategy for Action on Climate Change, endorsed by the 39th session of the General Conference, which aims at enabling Member States to take urgent action to combat climate change. This contribution is in line with the Paris Agreement and falls within the overall context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDG 13.
Within this context, NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO have an important role to play and the forum will provide a privileged opportunity to discuss de contribution of the civil society to the implementation of the UNESCO's Strategy in tis fields of competence - education, sciences, culture and information and communication.
Thus, discussions will be organized around three general themes:
The role of Civil Society Organizations in addressing Climate Change
Ocean and Climate Change
World Heritage, Biosphere Reserves and Indigenous People’s Knowledge and Action
This Forum will gather NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, but is also open to the participation of other institutions and representatives of Member States, subject to prior registration on the website of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee (www.ong-unesco.org).
The provisional programme, practical information and working documents will available on this site and that of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee (www.ong-unesco.org).
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