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International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations - 12 to 14 December 2012

12-14 December 2012, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

The International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) from 12 to 14 December 2012. It focused on “Culture and Cultures: reconciling universality and diversity”.

This Conference gathers 129 non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and about 300 participants.Moreover, some Member States of UNESCO and other NGOs also attended the Conference as observers.

This conference was of particular importance since NGOs focused on the preliminary proposals of the Director-General on the C/4 and C/5 and adopted, as a result of their proceedings, a collective contribution of NGOs in the process of preparation of the projects of C/4 and C/5, which will be presented to Member States at the 191st session of the Executive Board. A Resolution was also adopted that you can find by clicking on this link.

Participants were called upon to elect a new Chairperson for the Conference, as well as a new NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. Please find attached the composition of the Liaison Committee.

For further information, please contact the Section for Non-Governmental Organizations (email: ngo(at)unesco.org) or the UNESCO-NGO Liaison Committee (email: comite.liaison.ong(at)unesco.org).

You will find herewith the related documents of the Conference:

- Draft Rules of Procedure;

- Programme;

- List of participants

Live webcast

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