As part of the “Multistakeholder approaches to achieve the SDGs: Opportunities and challenges for NGOs”, Pax Romana represented students at the International Conference of NGOs at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Our interest is more than just the conversation and in the systems that facilitate and makes available the resources to support young people who take action. The 2022 International Conference of NGOs was held at the UNESCO Headquarters and online from 14-16 December 2022. Our discussion was guided by the theme “Breaking barriers – What role for civil society organizations towards a sustainable future?”. With all the NGOs presents and those who joined online, we reviewed and approved the activity and financial report of the previous team, brainstormed the work programme for the next two years and discussed the outcome of the survey on the implementation of the Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with NGOs. Member states cannot achieve the SDGs alone, hence it is crucial to be stronger together by working with UNESCO National Commissions. It is also because of the evolving role and future of civil society organizations (CSOs) and partnerships in the global movement for the transformation of education in a fast-changing and challenging world”. We co-create and the impacts are beyond the point where the Global North give lessons to the Global South about the best ways to address the challenges we face as a world.
We continue to seek room to collaborate with other like-minded NGOs across the world to make society better through education “Since wars begin in the minds of women and men, it is in the minds of women and men that the defenses of peace must be constructed”