The 34th session of the General Conference, which every two years brings together the Member States of UNESCO, will open next 16 October in Paris under the chairmanship of Musa Bin Jaafar Bin Hassan (Oman) and will continue till 3 November. Two ministerial round tables–on education and on science–a youth forum and an international civil society forum are on the agenda of the session.
Close to 2,000 participants are expected, including numerous ministers and some ten heads of State and government who will take the floor before representatives of the Organization’s 192 Member States.
In relation to the theme of this newsletter, it is worth noting that the 2007 UNESCO Youth Forum, to be held October 12 and 13, will examine the results and recommendations from the regional UNESCO Youth Forums of 2006 and 2007, which focused on Young People and the Dialogue among Civilizations, Cultures and Peoples. According to the press release, “every two years, the forum gives young people from UNESCO Member States and international youth and student organizations the opportunity to share their experiences, identify common concerns and contribute to the work of UNESCO.”
For more information, please see the General Conference documents.