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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”.


The International Conference of NGOs brings together all of UNESCO’s NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO every two years. It is a key forum in which UNESCO’s official NGO partners meet and hold discussions, its primary purpose being to “review the state of cooperation with UNESCO […] and facilitate cooperation between organizations having common interests”.

The Conference is intended primarily for NGOs in official partnership with the Organization. However, representatives of Member States, foundations in official relations with UNESCO, other NGOs and/or other interested organizations may attend the Conference as observers.

Any additional information and working documents will become available soon on this site and the one of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee (