Every two years, NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to meet and participate in the International Conference of NGOs. Normally, this is a busy three days held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, with hundreds of participants representing NGOs from around the world. In December 2020, we obviously had to adjust this format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and meetings were held digitally, with only outgoing Committee members attending UNESCO in person.
The International NGO Conference is an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Liaison Committee, its processes, to approve reports and financial updates, to hold the outgoing Committee accountable for its actions (and to congratulate it!) , and to elect and then welcome a new NGO - UNESCO Liaison Committee.
The International Conference of NGOs defines the objectives of the Liaison Committee and requests it to develop a fruitful partnership between NGOs having statutory relations with UNESCO, Member States and the Secretariat, at the international, national and local levels, in accordance with the priorities and programs of the Organization.
This page will be updated throughout the Committee's term to ensure that all NGOs are informed as soon as possible of the procedures and preparations for the next International NGO Conference.
Save the date 14-16 December 2022