UNESCO AND GCI RENEW OFFICIAL RELATIONSHIP

UNESCO and GCI renew official relationship

Green Cross International and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have renewed their official relationship thereby continuing the cooperation between the two organizations for another 6 years.

GCI looks forward to continuing cooperation with UNESCO on a variety of activities. Some examples of past cooperation include :
  • The signing of a global agreement by Green Cross Brazil and UNESCO in November 2009 on water training
  • Partnered for the movie “Here to Stay” (“Nous Resterons Sur Terre”), which included GCI Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev and served as the basis for the global UNESCO environmental education initiative
  • GCI and UNESCO-IHE worked together for the “Fifth World Water Forum on urban water management” in March 2009
  • GCI and the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science cooperated to generate for the ratification and adoption of the United Nations World Watercourses Convention
  • GCI, UNESCO and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Forum produced a statement in support of ambitious climate action ahead of the Climate Change Conference in 2008 and 2009
  • GCI organized a panel discussion on “Water as a Human Right” at the 2008 Nobel Peace Laureates summit
  • GC Brazil and the State of Minas Gerais created in May 2007 a category 2 UNESCO centre, the HydroEx UNESCO Institute to focus on environmental education and capacity-building in the field of water management

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