IFOR's representatives to UNESCO participated in the 39th General Conference, held in Paris 30 October - 14 November 2017. The resolutions of the General Conference have just been published in January, 2018.
During the General Conference, IFOR's Main Representative to UNESCO, Maria Antonietta Malleo, delivered a much appreciated speech where she called called upon the global community to invest in peace building. Assessing the conditions of the world today, she said our priorities must be to:
- Move towards institutionalization of peace and human rights education.
- Confront the cultural aspects of contemporary violence.
- Implement knowledge-sharing on theory and practice of nonviolent conflict resolution
- Denounce a widening international trend to the criminalization of humanitarian action
To read the full text of her speech click here.