On November 20-21, 2014, the delegation of the Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs took part in the 29th National Convention of the UNESCO Club Movement, held in the Republic of Korea.
This Convention has been held since 1966 with the aim of promoting the ideals and principles of UNESCO, sharing best practices and experiences among the members of the Korean National Federation of Clubs, UNESCO Centers and Associations, representatives of the authorities and Federations of UNESCO Clubs of other countries.
This year, the next meeting dedicated to the theme “Towards a green education for all the inhabitants of the Earth” was held in the picturesque city of Jeju, which has a unique natural landscape. It is very symbolic that the lava caves of Jeju Island were included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List in 2007.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 29th National Convention, President of the Kazakhstan Federation Bolat Akchulakov noted that in the light of the formation of the agenda for sustainable development after 2015, education is the highest priority within the mandate of UNESCO. In turn, for the Republic of Kazakhstan, according to the strategy “Kazakhstan-2050”, education and the creation of a competitive society are also key benchmarks for the development of the state.
In conclusion, the President of KazFUCA drew special attention to the existing high level of fruitful cooperation between the Korean and Kazakh Federations of UNESCO Clubs, “confirming the common commitment to the values of building lasting peace and sustainable development for the sake of a cloudless future, the future that we want”.