« Building Peace with Rotary and UNESCO: Inter-Country Committees’ Peace Initiatives”

On Saturday 4 April 2015, over 500 Rotary members from more than 20 countries gathered in Paris for a Rotary Conference organized at UNESCO Headquarters, in support of UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations.

You can check on texts and presentations from the conference on this web site.


Gary C.K. HUANG, President of Rotary International attended this Rotary Day at UNESCO.

This event gave the president the opportunity to highlight the strong relationship and cooperation Rotary has with UNESCO.

For the past 70 years, Rotary and UNESCO have been pursuing the same goals around the world in the field of Peace, Education, Water and Ethic.


This 2015 Rotary Day at UNESCO is also organized in support of UNESCO’S 70th Anniversary Celebrations.

Rotary’s relationship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) dates back to a 1943 London rotary Conference to promote international cultural and educational exchanges. Attended by ministers of education and observers from around the world, the conference was an impetus to the establishment of UNESCO in 1945.

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Rotary International and its Fondation are working to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace.

Peace throughout service with projects to improve health, access to clean water, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


About the Program

The program of this conference will focus on the resources available to Rotary, UNESCO, and the ICCs to further peace and more specifically civil peace—the one peace that can contribute to build human relations

The participants will draft a Peace Declaration to complement those of Berlin and Lisbon, which will rely on Rotary’s strength as an organization and on the firm commitment of Rotarians to serve their movement.

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