High-Level Reflection Group
The Group consists of scientists, historians, philosophers, writers, academics and other figures able to anticipate future global developments and to contribute to repositioning the Organization in a constantly changing context. This forward-looking reflection is vital in enabling UNESCO to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and will complement the work already begun to adapt the Organization’s structure and modes of operation.
General Conference Side-event
Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere Programme “It’s about life”
Panelists | Thematic Forum 4
Harnessing the Potential of Oceans for Sustainable Development and Peace
Lake Chad initiative creates green jobs for local communities
The BIOPALT (Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad) project has set itself an ambitious objective – to enable local inhabitant to live and work peacefully on the shores of Lake Chad. Launched in 2018 for a period of four years, the project aims to take stock of the region’s natural resources so that they can be managed more sustainably. Pilot actions to restore various ecosystems and foster the development of a green economy will also be carried out.