26.06.2008 -

Call for proposals to prepare an exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

In the framework of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector is organising a two day exhibition on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists. The event will take place in Foyer S.I at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 29-30 October 2008.

The exhibition will display photos, texts, videos and publications provided by UNESCO's Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace and its partners.


The Foyer S.I is situated on the ground floor between two large conference halls. The construction cannot block the access to the conference halls and to other important facilities (stairs, restrooms, offices). The contractor shall work in close collaboration with UNESCO's exhibition services unit and follow the organisation's security rules.


The exhibition has to be mobile as planned to be exposed in different countries in short period of time. The equipment should be easy to transport and install in different types of halls. The exposed material will be provided in English and French.


The design and architectural proposal shall comprise an outline of the exhibition space (approx.100m2), a short paper (maximum 1 page) describing the authors' approach to the proposal and maximum 5 colour drawings (A4 format) of the various proposed materials. A preliminary estimation of the project implementation and requested fee (in case a design proposal will be approved for further development and implementation) should also be included in the proposal.


Please note that no fees will be paid by UNESCO for proposals submitted, with the exception of the retained project. The submitters should attach their CVs or a presentation of their organization and should take into account the following specific requirements when developing their project proposals:

  • The exhibition will include approximately 25 photos, 11 of which are photos of UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize laureates. The photos will be accompanied by the description in English and French.
  • A yearly list of journalists assassinated since 1997 provided by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will be part of the exhibition. Several other texts such as abstracts from the Medellin Declaration on Safety of journalists, the Belgrade Declaration on Media Assistance in Conflict and Post-Conflict areas, other UNESCO basic texts to promote press freedom, independent and pluralistic media or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be displayed.
  • UNESCO will provide several videos for projection on the wall and plasma screens.

In addition, the contractor shall prepare a color handout for distribution with the information on the exhibition (text and photos will be provided by UNESCO) and a CD with an interactive 3-D image of the event.


Proposals should reach UNESCO by 11 July 2008 by email to: <a href="mailto:s.coudray@unesco.org">s.coudray@unesco.org</a>


or by mail:


Ms Sylvie Coudray

Communication and Information Sector

1, rue Miollis

75732 Paris



UNESCO will evaluate the design submissions by the end of July 2008 and after the selection process, a fee contract will be established for further development and full implementation of the project.

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