IAC representative to UNESCO
Our representative to UNESCO is Stephanie Le Follic-Hadida, a member since 2013, who was elected at the last General Assembly. She is a PhD in art history, curator of exhibitions and a writer for ‘Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre’ and INMA.
Ways to work by Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida
“Every year, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee sets the themes for Days or Forums and determines locations for each event. The Academy can contribute to these themes, if relevant and feasible proposals are made. All members should support the Academy because the vitality of our partnership depends on the commitment and the willingness of all. In order to be effective, I would like to be able to count on the involvement of members in each of our 55 countries.
Allow me to describe briefly the areas in which UNESCO would like to see our involvement: education (infants, girls’ education, women’s status and role in the economies of poor countries…), environmental protection (sustainable economies and construction, water issues, climate change adaptation, waste management…), and heritage and culture, for instance through the Intangible Cultural Heritage programme. There are five main areas in this regard: oral traditions, performing arts (traditional music, pantomime, theatre), ritual ceremonies (and how they continue to bind social groups together), traditional crafts, and the perpetuation and transmission of ancestral practices that help to preserve the natural environment.
UNESCO Member States expect and want NGOs to make practical proposals relating to the educational, economic and climate-related problems they face.
The priority areas identified are Asia, Africa and South America.
In 2016, work areas defined by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee are:
– FORUM “PEACE” in South America. Place and date yet to be determined.
I will keep you informed as soon as the projects take shape.
The IAC office is planning to make proposals to the Forum “Peace”. If IAC members residing in South America wish to support us, they may already contact Anja Seiler to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum of NGO’s in China : Beijing
UNESCO’S 70th anniversary celebrations
Forum 4 : 18-19 June 2014 in Paris
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