Call for Participation: International Children’s Art Contest “World without Borders”. For more details please visit this link.
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.
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.
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.
Dear Colleagues of NFUAJ,
It was with enormous sadness that the Secretariat of World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) learned of the sad demise of Mr. Masatake Matsuda, the Honorary President of the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan and former President of Asia Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations (AFUCA), on 19 May 2020.
He was a very close friend of the UNESCO Clubs family and a wisdom leader of the NFUAJ and AFUCA. He devoted immense service to the promotion of UNESCO’s ideas and UNESCO Clubs movements in both Japan and Asia Pacific region.
We have lost an outstanding leader, a great pioneer.
The secretariat of WFUCA, on behalf of all of our members, conveys our deepest and sincere condolences to his family and to all the members of NFUAJ.
May he rest in peace.
World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations
“The Planet of ART” International Festival is organized by the Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs in cooperation with the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy and the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations. To educate the younger generation, promote intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, as well as strengthen friendly ties among children of the world, the competition has been successfully implemented in Kazakhstan for more than 10 years.
In 2020, the festival is marked by the release of the final album “The thinkers of the Great Steppe” which will include the best works of the finalists of the project, and the winners of the contest will traditionally be invited to attend the Final of the Festival in Almaty.
All the children and youth aged 3-18 are welcome to participate in this competition. The original works must be sent to the Organizing Committee of the Festival, no later than 1 June 2020.
For more information on the “The Planet of ART” International Festival please CLICK HERE.
The Christmas Actions of “Love and warmth to the children of in-need families and homeless people from the Municipality of Nikaia – Rentis”, organized by the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands, took place on 17 December in Athens, Greece. Ms. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, visited the Homeless Social Structures and participated in this activity. She read to the children a Christmas fairy tale that highlights the values of friendship, love and affection and offered Christmas presents to everyone.
A partnership of cultural-educational exchanges of youth between Romania and China in the summer of the year 2020 was established by EFUCA and Chinese UNESCO Clubs. During 7-14 December 2019, Dr.Daniela Popescu, President of the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (EFUCA), and Mrs. Georgiana Trifu, Director of the Youth Center from the Bucharest City Hall, were invited by Mr. Francis Pang, the founder of the Sino-Canadian school network, to participate this ceremony.
Future Folk Exhibition will take place between October 2 and 10, 2019 in Paris. The exhibition is organized by the Alumnus Club for UNESCO with support of the National Commissions for UNESCO from France and Romania, together with the municipalities of Paris and Bucharest, as well as the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs and Associations (EFUCA). The project will include a total of 30 conceptual fashion works signed by the Romanian designer.