Mr. Mustapha Badreddine was elected as the new Acting President of WFUCA

During the 40th session of the Executive Board of WFUCA took place online on 5 December 2022, Mr. Mustapha Badreddine (Lebanon) was unanimously elected by the participating Executive Board members as the new Acting President of WFUCA, who will lead the Secretariat and the Executive Board in the preparation of the upcoming World Congress.
The Executive Board also decided that the World Congress will be held in the  Republic of Korea in 2023, generously hosted by the Korean National Federation of Associations and Clubs for UNESCO (KNFACU). The exact date and relevant document of the World Congress will be circulated to members in due time.

The Online Extraordinary Session of the Executive Board of WFUCA

The Extraordinary Session of the Executive Board of WFUCA was held on 5 February 2021 through online meeting.
In accordance to Article 8 of the Rules of Procedure of WFUCA, Mr Jaykun YOO (Republic of Korea) was elected anonymously by the Executive Board as the Acting President of WFUCA.
The Executive Board reviewed the report of the WFUCA Secretariat for 2019-2020 and discussed the implementation of the Regulatory Framework regarding Associations and Clubs for UNESCO and accepted Iran National Federation as a new member of WFUCA and will send this application to the next World Congress .

Call for applications: The Co-Creation, an International Game of Art

The first “Le Petit Maupassant” Cup international art co-creation tour, jointly sponsored by the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) and Association pour le Développement des Échanges France-Chine (ADEFC), is an art exchange and interactive activity for international artists and children from China and other countries. 5 French artists were invited to present 5 “unfinished” works based on the Swan Castle and the childhood memories of Marcle Proust, one of the greatest French novelists in the history of world literature in the 20th century. Each work has been intentionally left “blank”. Children from China and other countries will jointly complete these 5 “unfinished works” with their innocence and wild imagination to realize “co-creation” and start a magical artistic dialogue across time, space, regions and cultures.

Artist Augusto FOLDI creates his art at the Castle Swan

The works that pass the review will be eligible to participate in the tour exhibitions held at Louvre and the Swan Castle, France, and will be exhibited together with the finished works of the 5 invited artists.

Artist Christophe RONEL creates his art at the Castle Swan

For more details please visit this link.

Intervention of WFUCA for 41th General Conference of UNESCO

 

Intervention by Mr. Jaykun Yoo, President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA),
at General Policy Debate, 41st General Conference of UNESCO
13 November 2021, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris-France

Honorable Madam Director General
Honorable Mr. President of the General Conference
Chairperson of the Executive Board,
Dignitaries, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, I would like to send my warmest congratulations to Madame Director-General for your re-election, and I firmly believe that under your wise leadership, UNESCO clubs’ movement will open a new chapter in this post-covid area.
As the President of WFUCA, it is with great pleasure and pride, I share with this gathering that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations. During the last 40 years, WFUCA and its all members, that compose of more than 4000 UNESCO Clubs and Associations spread in about 80 countries around the globe, have greatly contributed to the spread out of UNESCO’s mandate.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of WFUCA, a series of celebrating activities were successfully carried out, including the Online Opening Ceremony, a public webinar on the theme of “Civil society with the Pandemic”, an Asia-Europe Education Forum, a Youth Forum on “Climate change and Culture”, and an International Art co-Creation Competition, which gathered members of WFUCA from over 40 countries and senior officials from UNESCO, National Commissions for UNESCO, NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee, to take a stock of the 40 years history of collaboration, and looking into the future.

Ladies and gentlemen,

As you all know, UNESCO Club Movement is a people’s movement involving representatives of all sections of the society, particularly young women and men, rendering services voluntarily in advancing UNESCO’s aims and objectives.

Taking this occasion, WFUCA would like to thank the General Conference and the Executive Board for its decision to renew our official partnership with UNESCO for another eight years and I would reiterate we are committed to strengthening the organization by supporting its programmes and activities and work within the guiding principles of UNESCO, in close collaboration with the National Commissions to UNESCO.

Thank you very much for providing me the opportunity to speak before this distinguished gathering.

The 4th Sustainable Development Forum & Eco Asia Conference – SDGs Implementation & Brighter Future, Hong Kong, China,

The 4th Sustainable Development Forum and Eco Asia Conference – Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and Brighter Future (the “Forum) was held successfully on 23rd November (Monday). Co-organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development (the “Institute”), The Hong Kong UNESCO Hong Kong Association (the “Association”), and The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the event attracted nearly 500 participants in various forms of the webinar, online streaming and panel discussion.

Please find the details of the Conference at this link.

The 4th Sustainable Development Forum-HongKong

Round table dedicated to the 75th anniversary of UNESCO, Russia

On November 16, 2020, a round table of UNESCO clubs was held dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the creation of UNESCO.
The event was attended by leaders and coordinators of UNESCO clubs accredited by the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
The event was opened by Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, Mr. Grigory Ordzhonikidze, who noted the special contribution of NGOs to the popularization of the principles proclaimed in the UNESCO Charter.
The Acting Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations of Sverdlovsk Region Mr. Detchenya sent congratulations on the 75th anniversary of UNESCO to the participants of the round table of clubs.
At the Round Table, UNESCO clubs presented their work carried out during 2020, and also formed a joint work plan for the next year in accordance with UNESCO’s key directions and taking into account national and regional priorities.

Document regarding the “Regulatory Framework” for UNESCO Executive Board 201th session

UNESCO has published the documents for its 210th sessions of Executive Board, in which the document 210EX/5.III.G “Follow-up to decisions and resolutions adopted by the Executive Board and the General Conference at their previous sessions, Part III: Management issues, G. Regulatory framework regarding Associations and Clubs for UNESCO” will be discussed.
Please find the document at this link, which is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.

School Programme 2020/21 “Life on Earth 2: water, climate, health, heritage”, Turin, Italy

The Centre for UNESCO in Turin organized the School Programme 2020/21 “Life on Earth 2: water, climate, health, heritage”, which was kicked off on November 9. The School Programme addressed to all schools in the Piedmont region. It was meanwhile considered as a training course also for members of Clubs and Centres for UNESCO member of the Italian Federation.