MMM advocacy work at UNESCO: what impact for mothers?

UNESCO: “Building peace in the minds of men and women”

The Peace Garden at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris – Photo Michel Ravassard / UNESCO 2010

In 1945, the creation of UNESCO responds to a strong conviction of the Nations that have just passed through two world conflicts: the only consideration of economic and political aspects cannot be enough to build a lasting peace. Respect for everyone, regardless of color, gender, descent or national, ethnic or religious identity, is also essential to better understand each other and work together to build lasting peace.

UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, whose purpose is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through:

  • Education
  • Sciences
  • Culture
  • Communication and information.


MMM benefits from a “consultative partnership” with UNESCO

The history of MMM is closely linked to that of UNESCO: MMM was created there in 1947 and has been active there for more than 70 years.

Gabrielle de Milleville et Pauline Ambrogi, MMM Representatives at UNESCO, at the General Conference in 2015

This “consulting partnership” allows MMM to actively participate in:

  • The work of the General Conference of UNESCO, which meets every two years to determine the orientations and the general line of conduct of UNESCO. It is composed of representatives of the Member States, associate members, observers, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • The General Conference Commissions, including the one on Education
  • All meetings organized by UNESCO on specific topics
  • NGO Forums, which are organized each year by NGOs in collaboration with the UNESCO NGO Liaison Committee.


What impact for mothers? For society?

By participating actively in the work of UNESCO, MMM highlights the role of mothers and the important potential they represent, especially for building sustainable peace. In the discussions, MMM also denounces the injustices and obstacles that mothers face and proposes solutions.

By raising awareness among politicians and decision makers and making practical policy recommendations, MMM acts to bring about positive changes in the lives of mothers and their children, so that they can not only better assume their educational responsibilities, but also fully participate as economic and civic actors in development. from their country.

MMM works for mothers and families, but also for the progress and good of communities and societies.




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