As Clowns Without Borders International has been a consultative partner of UNESCO since September 2015, we will be attending the International Conference of NGOs, taking place in Paris from December 12th to December 14th.
The conference will deal with “The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs”.
Our partnership with UNESCO is very precious to us, because we recognize ourselves in the same values. Indeed, through its unique approach using performing arts at the service of the most vulnerable populations, Clowns Without Borders share Unesco’s core fields of competence:
– Cultural dialogue and creativity: CWBI gives strong examples of cultural diversity by performing with artists from different cultures, different areas of the world (developed / developing countries), different arts, languages, etc. on stage together.
– Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance, living together: Coming together to be a part of the same audience and laughing together is a key step in peacebuilding. Non-verbal & non-violent communication.
– Youth and non-formal education: our performances enable the young audiences to reinforce cognitive capacities such as listening skills, group behavior, multi-levels interpretation, communication with others through play and humor literacy.
– Promoting the well-being and the dignity of all human beings: we advocate for the right to have a childhood.
During this conference, we will witness the achievements of the NGO UNESCO liaison committee regarding what has been done to increase this partnership.