Dear NGO partners,
I am pleased to be writing this update letter around 2 months after my first official communication with you. The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee has started its mandate with energy, and we have now held two formal meetings, as well as a meeting of the Bureau.
I am therefore pleased to draw attention to some significant appointments made by consensus of the Committee, and introduce you to the bureau of the Liaison Committee:
- Teresa Kennedy(ICASE) – Vice-Chairperson and Liaison to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC)
- Abdelbasset Ben Hassen (AIHR) – Vice-Chairperson and Liaison to the CCNGO-Education 2030
- Olga Legacka(IAESTE) – Executive Secretary
- Cyril Noirtin(Rotary International) – Treasurer.
I know that they will have your full support and enjoy the same confidence that the Committee has expressed in their appointment.
You may have already noticed some updates on the Liaison Committee website. In the coming days we will also publish the minutes of the first meeting of the Committee, as well as the Recommendations of the 2022 International Conference of NGOs and the report of the Conference.
I would also like to take this opportunity to announce the creation of a bi-monthly E-Newsletter of the Committee which we will launch in April. This will include updates from the Liaison Committee, UNESCO and NGOs in Official Partnership. More details will be announced in the first issue.
You may also notice a new logo for the Liaison Committee at the head of this letter. The logo was recently updated to reflect both the more modern identity of UNESCO and the close alignment of the Liaison Committee. This new logo will be on all communications as we move forward.
Finally, I would like to invite you all to join the Liaison Committee for an open, online meeting on Wednesday 5 April 2023, at 13.00 CET. This meeting will allow us to introduce our programme of work for the mandate, and announce the progress already made on the actions recommended by the ICNGO in December. To register for this meeting, please use this link or visit the Liaison Committee website at www.ngo-unesco.net. The meeting will of course be presented in French and English.
I look forward to seeing you on 5 April, and wish you all the best,
President, NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
Screenshot from the first meeting of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee 2022-2024, held 27 January 2023