Strengthening Partnerships: UNESCO

Strengthening Partnerships: UNESCO

July 30, 2010 7:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Years of hard work creating positive change continues to advance the organization as JCI partners officially with another UN agency.

JCI has been admitted to official relations with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization. With this new status, JCI is now a member of UNESCO’s Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All (CCNGO/EFA), and is building stronger relationships across United Nations agencies.


2009 JCI President Jun Sup Shin and JCI Secretary General Edson Kodama met in February 2009 with the UN Director-General Koichiro Matsuura to discuss potential areas of collaboration between JCI and UNESCO. The meeting produced a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations to develop capacity-building training courses for UNESCO to empower 15- to 20-year-olds who lack development opportunities.

JCI Trainers will build their skills by conducting such courses at international, regional and local JCI events, and the UNESCO Youth Regional Forums. The courses will focus on topics such as youth entrepreneurship, young leaders, organizational skills, team building, active citizenship, people skills, including presentation and speaking skills, and decision-making. 

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