We are pleased to invite you to attend the 15th International Forum of NGOs in official
partnership with UNESCO on “Transforming Mentalities”, which will take place at
UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 24 and 25 January 2024. The event will be held in person
The Forum will seek to gather examples of good practices in challenging the stagnant
discriminations and inequalities within societies and build concrete recommendations for
action at various levels. It will build on the work undertaken by UNESCO through its Social
and Human Sciences Sector on the Transforming MEN’talities initiative, which aims at fighting
harmful stereotypes based on gender and promoting positive social norms, as well as on the
Roadmap against Racism and Discrimination and its yearly Global Forum.
Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in cooperation with UNESCO in
accordance with the Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental
organizations, this Forum is intended primarily for NGOs in official partnership with the
Organization, but is open to other NGOs and institutions, as well as to representatives of
Member States. A strong presence of youth representatives will be particularly welcome.
If, as we hope, your organization is in a position to participate in this Forum, we should be
grateful if you would kindly register your representatives at indico.un.org/event/1009103/
by 22 January 2024 at the latest. Please note that upon registration you will receive an
automatic acknowledgement and will receive further communications to the email address
specified in your registration. Kindly also note that, as customary, the travel and living
expenses of representatives must be borne by the organization they represent.
We are very much counting on your presence in Paris and active participation in this Forum,
and we invite you to disseminate this information to any other organizations and partners
which may be interested to join this event.
Nick Newland - President of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
Gabriela Ramos - Assistant Director-General, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO