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Re-enchanting the World with the Post-2015 Development Agenda – A collaboration between NGOs and UNESCO

The 2014 International Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) will be held from 15 to 17 December 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and will focus on the theme “Re-enchanting the World with the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

The Conference will provide a welcome opportunity to examine collective NGO action carried out in 2013 and 2014, and will adopt the main lines of collective cooperation for 2015-2016. It will be organized around four subthemes: “The Involvement of NGOs for the Promotion of Quality Education in the Post-2015 Agenda”; “Water and Sustainable Development: From Awareness-Raising to Decision-Making”; “Enhancing Cultural Heritage and Fostering the Diversity of Cultural Expression”; and “Climate Change: Acting Now”.

UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.