Regional Consultations for National Commissions in Eastern & Southern Africa

UNESCO Regional Offices in Harare and Nairobi will facilitate the Regional Consultations (online) for National Commissions for UNESCO in Eastern and Southern Africa from 23-24 June 2020.

In view of the continuing COVID-19 crisis and lock down measures, the meeting will be held via video conferencing.

The main objective of the regional consultation is to inform the Director-General’s Preliminary proposals on the Draft 41 C/4 and Draft 41 C/5, which should be submitted to the Executive Board at its 210th session. The consultations shall provide guidance to the Director-General on areas for UNESCO’s strategic positioning and leadership roles for its next medium-term strategic framework 2022-2029, as well as recommendations on future programme priorities of regional relevance on which the Organization should focus its action in the next quadrennial programme cycle 2022-2025.

The consultations will also provide an opportunity to the Member States including their National Commissions for UNESCO to discuss and define collectively regional priorities, and cooperation particularly within the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and of the Agenda 2063 of African Union addressing contemporary challenges such as COVID-19 and other global and regional development agendas of relevance for UNESCO’s areas of competence.

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