English Summary

Welcome to the website of the Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany!

 

UNESCO Clubs in Germany

Currently there are eight UNESCO Clubs in Germany:

  • Aachen
  • Berlin
  • Bonn Region
  • Frankenthal
  • Joachimsthal
  • Kettwig
  • Kulmbach-Plassenburg
  • Wuppertal.

 

Most of the UNESCO Clubs we founded during the years 1981 to 2004. Only one, the “Berlin Committee for UNESCO”, dates back to the year 1950.

 

In Germany, no UNESCO Associations or UNESCO Centres are registered.

 

UNESCO Clubs in Germany are non-profit organisations, registered under German law. Their budgets are generated from membership fees, from subsidies provided for specific activities, from fund raising, and from private donations.

 

Activities

UNESCO Clubs in Germany perform a wide range of activities, among them: peace building, human rights, world heritage, sustainable rural and urban development, Agenda 2030, international partnership and exchange.

 

Modalities include presentations, discussions, exhibitions, seminars, study visits, publications, and meetings with international partners.

 

More information is available in the Activity Report Germany that was prepared for the 9th World Congress of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA), Beijing, 21-25 July 2015.

 

The Federation

The Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany (the “Forum”) meets twice per year.  Meetings are focused around a thematic issue from the scope of UNESCO’s mandate and activities.

 

Neither UNESCO Clubs in Germany nor their Federation (the “Forum”) do maintain paid staff or office space.

 

Coordination of UNESCO Clubs in Germany is managed, on a rotational basis, by one of the Clubs.

 

Quality Principles

In June 2017, the German Commission for UNESCO and the Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany have agreed on "Quality Principles of UNESCO Clubs in Germany" (PDF, 2 MB).

 

Links with Associated Schools

UNESCO Clubs in Germany maintain close relations with UNESCO Associated Schools.

 

Links with the German Commission for UNESCO

The Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany (the “Forum”) cooperates closely with the German Commission for UNESCO. Every other meeting of the “Forum” is held on their premises in Bonn. The German Commission for UNESCO also facilitates logistical and financial arrangements for membership of the Federation (the “Forum”) in the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).

 

The Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany participates in annual meetings of the German Commission for UNESCO.

 

Links with WFUCA

The Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany has been a Member of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) since 1990.

 

Contacting individual UNESCO Clubs in Germany

If you wish to contact any of the individual UNESCO Clubs in Germany, you will find contact details on the website of the “Forum”, item Die UNESCO-Clubs (sorry – website in German only).

 

Contacting the Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany

To contact the Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Germany (the “Forum") from abroad, please write to . The person in charge is Mr Hans Krönner.

 

In addition, there is a focal point at the German Commission for UNESCO:
Ms Katrin Kohl, Ms Nancy Basin, Internal Management
Colmantstr. 15  •  53115 Bonn  •  Germany
Phone +49 228 604970  • Fax: +49 228 6049730
  •  http://www.unesco.de

 

Terminology

Terms that are frequently used by UNESCO Clubs in Germany, and their equivalents in English and in French, are provided in Terms used by UNESCO Clubs - German, English, French (PDF, 100 KB).

 


This page was updated on July 24, 2017.