Unit for Institutes and External Relations (ED/EO/IER)

The major activities of this unit are:

  • liaising with and supporting Institutes and Centres and assisting the Assistant Director-General in his contacts with their respective Directors.
  • ensuring the functioning of the education sector Working Group on Institutes/Centres and representing the sector at related meetings.
  • ensuring liaison with Regional bureaux and Field Offices as part of the accountable decentralization framework (a system for creating a unified management structure)
  • contributing to UNESCO’s regional strategies.
  • assisting the Assistant Director-General with representatives of Member States, ambassadors, parliamentarians, goodwill ambassadors etc.
  • preparing briefings for the Assistant Director-General and Sector contributions to briefings for the Director-General.
  • acting as the Sector’s focal point for NGOs.
  • contributing to reports on the implementation of the UN General Assembly resolutions.
  • building cooperation with UN sister agencies and external partners.
  • coordinating the implementation of programmes linked to UNESCO’s prizes, anniversaries, fellowships and goodwill ambassadors

Contacts

Ms Elizabeth FORDHAM
Chief of Unit
e.fordham(at)unesco.org

Ms Diariata COULIBALY
Programme Specialist
d.coulibaly(at)unesco.org

Ms Joyce POAN
Liaison Officer
j.poan(at)unesco.org

Ms Marie-France DESPRIN
Secretarial Assistant
mf.desprin(at)unesco.org

 

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