In Brazil, the National Congress, as the institution with legal power given by various social segments through democratic electoral process, is a privileged place for discussion and approval of laws that convert commitments into reality and into projects of collective interest.
For this reason, UNESCO in Brazil, in partnership with Senator José Jorge, who coordinated the initiative of the creation of the Group of Parliamentarians Friends of UNESCO. Its objective is to promote public discussions of proposals that contribute to the development of the fields of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication, and Information, for the reduction of poverty and for valuing of human development.
Brazil was the first country in Latin America to have a Group of Parliamentarians Friends of UNESCO, as there are in various European countries, in Japan and in Israel.
Today, the Group of Parliamentarians Friends of UNESCO plays an important role, not only in terms of dissemination of the Organization’s ideals but also in implementation of national policies in the areas of Education, Science, and Culture.
- Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Website (in Portuguese)
- Brazilian Federal Senate Website (in Portuguese)