Upcoming Events
CCIVS

16 October 2021
Sing the Soil4Life Manifesto!

CCIVS has launched the Soil4Life Manifesto, a call to action to global leaders and decision makers to support the transition to a life-sustaining, healthy and thriving environment - of which the ground we walk on is the foundation. Soil is where 95% of all our food grows: Healthy, biodiverse soil means healthy food and healthy people. 33% of the world’s Soil is degraded. Climate change is making soil more vulnerable to degradation. More than 25% of our planet’s biodiversity lives in soil. Soil is LIFE for now and future generations!

We are collecting signatures from collectives and individuals and we would like to ask you to adhere to our call. The Manifesto is available in 10 languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese and Indonesian) https://ccivs.org/soil-manifesto/ and you can adhere as collective and as individual in the following link: . The Manifesto will be delivered to the FAO, UNESCO and the EU at the beginning of 2022.

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Sail

25 September 2021
Rhine Regatta SAILING #Art4GlobalGoals

Culture Regatta from Koblenz to Monheim (Germany), along the Rhine river to support the promotion and actions for the SDGs. The 17 SDGs are interpreted and painted on 17 sails for the regattas by the renown artist Stefan Szczesny. A sailing art exhibition to promote the goals and actions for the SDGs. The start of the art regatta will be in Koblenz on September 25, 2021 at 9am. At 11am the original 17 art paintings that accompany the 17 art sails are shown for the first time in Germany in the prestigious Ludwig Museum, Koblenz. Dr. Peter Reuss, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to UNESCO, Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Prof. Dr. Beate Reifenscheid, Director of the Ludwig Museum Koblenz will welcome the guests.

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CIOFF

28 September 2021
SDG Dialogforum Österreich (SDG Dialogue Forum Austria)

SDG Dialogueforum Austria “Building forward better with Agenda 2030″ on the theme ‘Together for sustainable development after Covid-19’ is an event co-hosted by the Ban Ki-moon Centre, SDG Watch Austria and the Austrian inter-ministerial Working Party on Agenda 2030. It will discuss the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in Austria, as well as putting emphasis on four focus areas with Innovation pools on “Digitalization”, “Women, youth and ‘leaving no one behind’”, climate action and adaptation to climate change, and Austria in the global context.

The public livestream will start on September 28 at 14.30 PM.

Date: 28 September 2021, Closed Session 12.30 – 14.30 PM CET, Public Livestream 14.30 -17.30 PM CET
Location: Hybrid – Virtual/Museum of Natural History Vienna
Please note that this event will be held in GERMAN.

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UMOFC

28 September 2021
The new pastoral style of Amorls Leatitia

WUCWO and the French Embassy to the Holy See are pleased to invite you to the international conference on September 15, which will focus on a new pastoral style of Amoris Laetitia: welcoming, accompanying, discerning and integrating. This conference will be held as a webinar on Wednesday September 15 at 4:00 p.m. Rome time*.

The conference will be moderated by Oranne de Mautort, theologian and co-author of the book Families, belles et fragile! To implement the Amoris laetitia exhortation in the Church, and will be introduced by Mrs. Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. This event represents an important moment in the celebration of the "Year of the Amoris Laetitia Family", an initiative of Pope Francis which aims to highlight the central role of the family. Translations into English, Spanish and French will be available.

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Upcoming Events

We are proud to promote the work of all NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO. This page will showcase events organised by NGOs, as well as the Liaison Committee.



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Past Events organised by NGOs in Official Partnership


AITA/IATA

22 August 2021
Sailing #Art4GlobalGoals

Sailing #Art4GlobalGoals, an awareness campaign for the Agenda-2030. Stefan Szczesny is the second acclaimed artist that could be won for #Art4GlobalGoals and to dedicate his work to the campaign, giving a visual power with a high recognition value to speak through art to the people, especially to youth. The uniqueness of his participation is that he will paint his interpretation of the 17 SDGs on sails. With a total of 17 paintings, each of which represents one of the goals, the #Art4GlobalGoals are travelling around the world in the form of exclusive exhibition projects and art regattas to create awareness and to sensitize as many people, especially youngsters, as possible. These hand-painted and signed sails will then be raised to corresponding J70-class sailboats and be used for as many culture, art and sailing regattas as possible. This accompanying campaign is called Sailing #Art4GlobalGoals. For higher awareness raising, the 17 artworks will sail across well-known rivers and waters, reaching people beyond the shores. This will also be the world's first cultural sailing regatta, which the organizers will implement for the benefit of the goals.

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CIOFF

8 July 2021
#IVS4Peace Inclusive Voluntary Service for Peace Final Conference

The #IVS4Peace project - Inclusive Voluntary Service for Peace - has been running since the beginning of 2018, coordinated by the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) in partnership with the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations, Youth of European Nationalities (YEN), Compagnons Bâtisseurs Belgium, Egyesek, Elix and Solidarités Jeunesses.

The project aims to share good practices and develop tools to ensure the inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities, in particular youth with migrant, asylum seeker and refugee background as well as youth from minorities, in IVS projects. After three and a half years, the #IVS4Peace project is coming to an end. It is time, thus, to share our results to the world and envision future steps.

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CIOFF

25 June 2021
8th Edition of the CIOFF Festival under the Patronage of UNESCO

The Cultures Croisés association in Île-de-France in partnership with the International Council of Organizers of Folklore Festivals and Traditional Arts (CIOFF®) is organizing the Dance and Music festival from elsewhere ... on June 25, 2021 ... On social networks ! Stay tuned for more info! Event under the patronage of UNESCO. This will be the scene of traditional dances and music from all over the world thanks to the 10 invited countries.

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CCIVS3

May 2020-May 2021
Let's Change the World Together: 2021 SDG Calendar

During February – May, 2020, The V.I. Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation and the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology conducted the International Contest “Sustainable Development Goals Calendar: Preserving the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” under the auspices of UNESCO. The Contest’s goal was to create calendars by the contestants demonstrating their understanding of the SDGs and enhancing public awareness of achieving them by 2030.

The Contest’s objectives were to visualize the SDGs and to involve in this activity the staff of libraries, centers for additional education development, schools, lyceums, environmental associations, by means of revealing their creative potential. Perhaps it is already well-known how important it is to protect nature, so the next step for each of us to contribute to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation would be the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. After all, the achievements of each of the SDGs and their tasks would inevitably affect us and our lives. Therefore, it is important not only to be aware of the Agenda-2030, but also contribute to the implementation of this Agenda and SDG achievement.

The Contest participants, not only from Russia and also from other countries, submitted their mock-ups of a wall-mounted calendar covering all 17 SDGs in the following categories:
- Sustainable Development Goals in original author's drawings
-Sustainable Development Goals in photo collage
-Sustainable Development Goals in infographics

In the beginning of the Contest the Vernadsky Foundation and the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology provided an instructive webinar “SDG – a reason to create a calendar” for the Contest participants. They gave information about the submitted calendar design projects, provided expert evaluation and discussed the most successful creative ideas. (The webinar is available below). The winners of the Contest were announced during the 24th International Conference “Information Technologies, Computer Systems and Publications for Libraries” “LIBCOM-2020” held online on November 24-27, 2020. The Vernadsky Foundation in collaboration with the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology continues this project and has already announced the second round of the SDG Calendar – 2022 contest this year.

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CCIVS3

24 June 2021
Improve Skills and Knowledge in the Field of Volunteering in Conflict Areas: Gender and Peace

The Raising Peace Campaign aims at strengthening and improving the visibility of the role of the International Voluntary Service movement in the construction of Peace and Human Rights, through raising awareness, training activists and making advocacy and networking. In the framework of the Campaign, CCIVS proposes an online Training Course focused on volunteering in conflict areas, featuring the following innovative elements:

- the presence of 2 experts from the Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) of the University of Coventry and the University of Leicester;
- the presence of a graphic harvester, who will accompany the group during a day of the course to provide graphic facilitation and production;
- interactive and creative non-formal education methods, proposed by 2 experienced trainers from the International Voluntary Service (IVS) movement, who will present contents focused on the history of the IVS movement and the impact of IVS workcamps and projects in peace-building, in the past and now;
- an online platform accessible to the participants, which will contain additional contents, reading material, homework and learning resources.

During this session, we will talk about Gendered Peacebuilding, Gender in Conflict studies, Gender and post-conflict reconstruction; Emotional dimension of project in conflict areas; Constructive engagement with communities and stakeholders. [featuring experts of the CTPSR and the University of Leicester!]

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CCIVS1

11 June 2021
Improve Skills and Knowledge in the Field of Volunteering in Conflict Areas: Key Concepts & IVS

The Raising Peace Campaign aims at strengthening and improving the visibility of the role of the International Voluntary Service movement in the construction of Peace and Human Rights, through raising awareness, training activists and making advocacy and networking. In the framework of the Campaign, CCIVS proposes an online Training Course focused on volunteering in conflict areas, featuring the following innovative elements:

- the presence of 2 experts from the Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) of the University of Coventry and the University of Leicester;
- the presence of a graphic harvester, who will accompany the group during a day of the course to provide graphic facilitation and production;
- interactive and creative non-formal education methods, proposed by 2 experienced trainers from the International Voluntary Service (IVS) movement, who will present contents focused on the history of the IVS movement and the impact of IVS workcamps and projects in peace-building, in the past and now;
- an online platform accessible to the participants, which will contain additional contents, reading material, homework and learning resources.

During this session, we will define key concepts: peace, conflict, volunteering in conflict areas, we will explore the IVS approach: history and study cases. Why are we volunteering in conflict areas today? [featuring Graphic Facilitation!]

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CIOFF

1 July 2021
6th Forum for Lifelong Learning

Two-day world forum, July 1 and 2, 2021, in Brussels and especially online. with a strong representation of UNESCO and the EUROPEAN UNION. Title: "Towards a sustainable personal and professional development in the new global context". Eight discussion and reflection workshops on themes such as: Education of the Future, health promotion, ... 68 speakers.

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CCIVS2

18 June 2021
Improve Skills and Knowledge in the Field of Volunteering in Conflict Areas: From Theory to Action

The Raising Peace Campaign aims at strengthening and improving the visibility of the role of the International Voluntary Service movement in the construction of Peace and Human Rights, through raising awareness, training activists and making advocacy and networking. In the framework of the Campaign, CCIVS proposes an online Training Course focused on volunteering in conflict areas, featuring the following innovative elements:

- the presence of 2 experts from the Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) of the University of Coventry and the University of Leicester;
- the presence of a graphic harvester, who will accompany the group during a day of the course to provide graphic facilitation and production;
- interactive and creative non-formal education methods, proposed by 2 experienced trainers from the International Voluntary Service (IVS) movement, who will present contents focused on the history of the IVS movement and the impact of IVS workcamps and projects in peace-building, in the past and now;
- an online platform accessible to the participants, which will contain additional contents, reading material, homework and learning resources.

During this session, we will introduce you to Conflict theories, Challenges of intercultural communication, Code of conduct when volunteering in conflict areas and we will map skills and competences for volunteers and peacebuilders. We will also present volunteering in conflict areas in action: real scenarios. [featuring experts of the CTPSR and the University of Leicester!]

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Academique

5 June 2021
75 years of NGO's contribution to the UNESCO missions

The conference is being co-organized by the representatives of CIOFF, Soroptimist and the Rotary Intercountry Committee executive council. UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established based on humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

Since its founding, UNESCO has sought to collaborate with NGOs, which are fundamental civil society partners for the implementation of the Organization’s activities and programs. Over the years, UNESCO has built up a valuable network of cooperation with NGOs having an expertise in its fields of competence, i.e. education, science, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information.

Three themes will be highlighted: Culture; Education with a particular focus on girls; and Promoting peace and understanding

By organizing this joint conference which will highlight significant examples of their projects and activities that contribute to UNESCO’s programs and goals, CIOFF, Rotary and Soroptimist wish to demonstrate that by working together, UNESCO and the Civil society area driving force contributing to build a better world.

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AITA/IATA

17 August 2021
World Theater

This year, the Mondial du Théâtre, an Amateur Theater festival, welcomes fifteen international troupes in Monaco from August 17 to 22. On this occasion, AITA / IATA will hold its 37th General Assembly with the election of its president and the renewal of its Council. Conferences and workshops will be offered to festival-goers.

Of course, the organization will respect the measures related to Covid.

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Academique

14 June 2021
MOOC "Linguistic Diversity, What for"

Linguistic and cultural diversity become more and more evident everywhere, but their importance, their scope and their implications are often neglected. For this reason we invite you to join our course, in which we approach linguistic diversity and multilingualism both from a theoretical point of view and from a perspective aimed to help understand and manage various elements that emerge from diversity in different environments of social interaction.

Through this course we intend to broaden horizons about linguistic diversity, multilingualism and revitalization, and to discover and understand their implications in areas ranging from personal introspection to education, politics, social relations, arts and the digital world.

In particular, we hope to create a platform for sharing and discussing, in order to enrich all participants’ knowledge, open their perspectives and encourage them to safeguard and promote linguistic diversity.

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CCIC

3 June 2021
In the era of Artificial Intelligence, what educational orientations for the construction of the Human?

The vision of Man is transformed by the great current upheavals, and confront each other humanist, transhumanist, optimist or alarmist; we heard them dialogue during our two previous meetings and agree on the priority to be given to human dignity in new technologies. We are now approaching the very key to human progress, which is Education "generating hope which gives birth, growth and is situated in the dynamic of the gift of life" (Pope Francis).

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