Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Global Financial and Economic Crisis: What Impact on Multilateralism and UNESCO?

UNESCO Headquarters
© UNESCO/Nina Levintha

The UNESCO Future Forum held a session on this topic on 2 March 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters. Its purpose was to reflect on the ramifications of the present financial and economic crisis and their implications for international cooperation in general and in particular for UNESCO’s domains, namely education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

The one-day event had three goals:
  • Provide the Secretariat, Member States of UNESCO, media, NGOs and the public at large with a better understanding of the potential impact of the global financial and economic crisis on multilateralism and UNESCO
  • Contribute to the sharpening of UNESCO’s approaches in a context of lower resource prospects and growing needs
  • Underline UNESCO’s role as a laboratory of ideas and to enhance its visibility in this regard.
The website for the conference has interesting presentations by a number of experts.

The Morung Express has an interesting article related to the meeting.

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