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UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultation on Higher Education


  UNESCO/NGO Partnership

  id=42197.jpgEstablished in 1988, the UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultation on Higher Education consists of 60 organizations representing all areas of the higher education community: regional university associations, student organizations, women’s groups, teachers’ associations, as well as organizations specialized in counselling, research, educational assessment and exchange. The UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultation on Higher Education acts as a think tank to assist UNESCO in the orientation of its higher education programme, and participates in its implementation.
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  It contributes to the follow-up to the World Conference on Higher Education (Paris, 1998) through its reflection and debate, training and research, international partnerships, networking and information exchange.

The role of assistance to the reflection process and to the practical implementation of UNESCO's programme will continue to flourish. To date, nine meetings of the Collective Consultation have taken place. The ninth was held in April 2005 in Paris.

FEDORA Charter on Guidance and Counselling within the European Higher Education Area
- The ”FEDORA Charter on Guidance and Counselling within the European Higher Education Area”, developed by the European Forum for Student Guidance (FEDORA), aims to provide a basic common ground for professionals working in the field, along with recommendations and objectives for policy makers who are engaged in the European qualifications frameework and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). More

IAU Global Forum on Higher Education (GHEF) 2007
- Higher education leaders, scholars, policy makers, and administrators will meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 and 7 November to reflect, analyse and discuss the different issues and explore policies to improve the future provision of quality and relevant higher education in countries around the world. More

IAU 2nd Global Meeting of Associations, Paris (France), May 31-June 1, 2007
- How university and higher education institution associations around the world Enhance the quality of higher education at home and across borders is the theme of this second global meeting organized in Paris by IAU in collaboration with the French Conférence des Présidents d’Université (CPU). More

COREVIP 2007 will discuss "The African Brain Drain – Managing the Drain: Working with the Diaspora"
- A particular aim of the Conference will be to help members of the Association of African Universities to identify and develop specific, concrete activities that they can undertake to reduce the negative aspects of the “brain drain”, while taking full advantage of the pool of African talent worldwide. More

logo AUF.bmpCall for proposals – French-speaking World’s Awards for Young Researchers 2006
23 October 2006 - The French Speaking University Agency (FUA/AUF) launches a call for proposals for the 2006 edition of the “French-Speaking World’s Awards for Young Researches“ in two fields: Science and Medicine and Humanities and Social Sciences. More

Professional Challenges: Guidance and Counselling within the European Higher Education Area (IXth FEDORA Congress, Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-25 October 2006)
18 July 2006 - The congress will provide a forum for discussion around a number of issues related to the different perspectives on guidance and counselling within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) with a view to develop a “Charter on Guidance and Counselling within the European Higher Education Area”. More

7th and 8th UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultations - 2000-
Documents concerning the 7th and 8th UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultations on Higher Education. -

9th UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultation - 2005-
General Report; Reports of Working Groups on "Higher Education and EFA" and "Higher Education for Sustainable Development"; Message of the UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultation on
Higher Education; Student Declaration; Annexes: List of participants, Programme -

NGO Action 1998-2002 - 2003-
Synthesis of NGO Action 1998-2002. -

Directives concerning UNESCO’s relations with non-governmental organizations
- The purpose of these Directives is to create the necessary conditions for a partnership that will ensure that UNESCO, in the preparation and execution of its programme, benefits from the broadest possible support from NGOs with recognized capacity for reflection and mobilization on the ground. -
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NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee
- The NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee represents the collective interests of NGOs at UNESCO; implements the collective actions of NGOs; and promotes the achievement of the objectives set by the International Conference of NGOs, in particular through Joint Programme Commissions and Working Groups. -
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List of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) maintaining official relations with UNESCO
Members of the UNESCO/NGO Collective Consultation on Higher Education
The Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnership

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