UNESCO delegations from around the world reelected the organisation’s managerial staff and discussed its direction during UNESCO’s July 21-24 70th anniversary celebration in Beijing.
Kazakhstan was also accepted to the Executive Council of the World Federation of UNESCO (WCF) Clubs at the ninth WCF World Congress, UNESCO Centres and Associations, which were part of the gathering.
“The young, but already stronger Kazakh National Federation of UNESCO Clubs was selected for the five-member Executive Council of the World Federation from the Asia-Pacific region for four years. This event emphasises the trust and respect from participating countries of the UNESCO World Movement,” National Coordinator for Development of UNESCO Clubs Arman Uteniyazov said.
The first UNESCO clubs were established in the Japanese city of Sendai in 1947 and have spread to 120 countries, promoting the basic ideals and principles of UNESCO among civil society.
“The first UNESCO Club was established in 2005 in Kazakhstan and today the National Federation includes 35 clubs whose members unite over 3,000 young talents of our country. Kazakhstan’s federation held ‘Children in the Rhythm of the World’ large-scale festival in June,” Uteniyazov noted.
Earlier, Kazakhstan’s National Federation of UNESCO Clubs won the bid to host the meeting (session) of the Executive Council of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Clubs, Centres and Associations in Kazakhstan in 2016.