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In accordance with the "Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with foundations and similar institutions" adopted by the General Conference at its 26th session in November 1991 and amended at its 28th and 29th sessions, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, has decided to admit the South Asia Foundation into official relations with UNESCO. The Executive Board of UNESCO took note of the Director-General's decision at its 175th session (October 2006).
The obligations and benefits pertaining to this relationship are set out in Articles III and IV respectively of the UNESCO Directives.

Director-General letter

 

UNESCO Director-General Madame Irina Bokova announced on 26 October 2010, that the 12 SAF institutions can use the UNESCO logo as long as it is always associated with Madanjeet Singh's name and his official title of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Read more

Renewal of South Asia Foundation official relations with UNESCO for another Six-year term from 2014-Aug 2020 A decision by the UNESCO Director General Ms Irina Bokova after the Executive Board hundred and ninety-fifth session 195 EX/NGP/2 PARIS, 28 August 2014

Complete Renewal docs of NGOs in English & French only
Source:   http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002294/229455e.pdf

 

Renewal of South Asia Foundation official relations with UNESCO for another Four-year term from 2 Oct 2020-1 Oct 2024  A decision by the UNESCO Director General  Ms Audrey Azoulay, following a positive evaluation of the cooperation between UNESCO and the South Asia Foundation (SAF), I am pleased to confirm that offical relations between two organizations, established under the Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with foundations and similar institutions, have have been renewed untill 2024.



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UNESCO

     
News UNESCO Headquaters, Paris - 5th March 2024

Mrs. France Marquet, SAF Representative to UNESCO attended Multilingual Education at UNESCO 2024

UNESCO Celebrates International Mother Language Day: A global tribute to linguistic diversity and cultural heritage. The organization underscores the importance of preserving and promoting mother languages for sustainable development and mutual understanding.

News UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France - 26th January 2024

Mme France Marquet, SAF Representative to UNESCO, attended 15th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO

15th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, focusing on "Transforming Mentalities." This event, taking place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on January 24 and 25, 2024, will provide both in-person and online attendance options.

News Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 28th November 2023

Mme France Marquet, SAF Representative to UNESCO, attended Amb. Madanjeet Singh Inaugural Memorial Lecture at BHU

Madam France Marquet, Principal Trustee, MSF representative of South Asia Foundation to UNESCO attended the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh Inaugural Memorial Lecture on 'United Nations and the Intellectual History of Human Rights' .......

News UMCSAWM, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 24th November 2023

Representatives from MSF and SAF with VC, registrar, Director & faculty members from UMCSAWM and SAF- Sri Lanka Alumni

Representatives from MSF and SAF with VC, registrar, Director & faculty members from UMCSAWM and SAF- Sri Lanka Alumni

News UMCSAWM, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 24th November 2023

Innaguaration of UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Resources Management in South Asia at the University of Moratuwa (UMCSAWM)

The South Asia Foundation (SAF) is delighted to announce the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Resources Management in South Asia at the University of Moratuwa (UMCSAWM). This significant milestone marks a decade of dedicated efforts to foster regional cooperation through South Asian water education, gaining international recognition from UNESCO.