WOSM-UNESCO Partnership News
30th March 2012, Sri Lanka -- Young people in colorful shirts, scarves and flags will soon occupy the Jamboree site in Dambulla, Matale district, for the first major regional event this year in the Asia-Pacific – the 29th APR Scout Jamboree from 1st to 6th April 2012.
At its recent Executive Board’s meeting held on 8th of March in Paris, UNESCO has decided to elevate the status of their partnership with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) to that of an ‘Associate Status’ for a renewable term of eight years starting March 2012. From over 360 Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that are engaged in official relationships with the UNESCO, they have selected 64 NGOs to be granted the Associate Status. Formerly, WOSM was holding a consultative status with UNESCO.
The NGO Liaison Committee of UNESCO organized the ‘International NGO Day’ on Monday 5th December 2011 at the UNESCO House in Paris. The programme of NGO Day focused on the ‘New Directives concerning the relationship between NGOs and UNESCO’ adopted by the 36th UNESCO General Conference (October-November 2011). Representatives of NGOs were invited to discuss the perspectives for strengthened NGO-UNESCO cooperation in the context of the new directives.
Unos 3.000 estadounidenses Boy Scouts desfilaron en Omaha Beach el sábado 16 de abril, formando la frase, "Normandia, Tierra de Libertad". Omaha Beach es una de las cinco playas del desembarco de Normandía. El objetivo de la operación era prestar apoyo a estas playas han catalogado como parte del patrimonio de la humanidad.
Desde 1994, los Boy Scouts de América organizan una manifestación cada tres años en Normandía. El director de la "Normandie Mémoire" Asociación explicó que la organización Scout propone ofrecer a sus Scouts miembro para participar en un taller de memoria todo el desembarco de los aliados y la Batalla de Normandía.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement is happy to announce that Belarusian Republican Scout Association (BRSA has become the 161st Member Organization with effect from 5 September 2010.
The Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides has run 3 Scouts of the World Discoveries in 3 Environment protected areas. These discoveries was through 3 years (2008 – 2010) as part of the Egyptian trial for the Scouts of the World Programme.
The initiative came from a cooperation between the Sea Scouts in Cairo and Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) as main partners along with Cairo International Scout Centre and Faculty of Agriculture in Ain Shams University. In this regard, The Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides accredited the Sea Scout Centre in Cairo (Hares) as the first Scouts of the World Base in Egypt.
This publication is to help Scout leaders gain inspiration and ideas from the experiences of the very popular Global Development Villages conducted at recent World Scout Jamborees, and to help leaders organize similar events and activities at local and national levels.
The booklet addresses the question, "What is Scouting's contribution to peace?" The question is examined from a historical perspective, then the main facets of Scouting's contribution to peace education are analysed.
Introduction In the light of the highly concern of the Arab Scout Region to deep rooted brotherhood and friendship ties among Youth who are involved in Scouting, which will help in strengthening Youth abilities spiritually, physically, socially, mentally and psychologically; the region cooperated with UNESCO & ISESCO in the organization of the previous ELEVEN IYG from 1998 to 2008 attended by some of 550 participants 18-22 years old representing 100 National Scout Associations from the six World Scout Regions.