The 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, South Korea from May 30 to June 1, 2016
The 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be held in the City of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from 30 May to 1 June 2016. AAPA delegates (AAPA President and Executive Secretary) will participate in this conference.
The Conference title is “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.” This conference is an important opportunity to mobilize global civil society around the Sustainable Development Goals. Conference participants will strive to define culturally appropriate international and regional messaging, learning and advocacy strategies, partnerships and governmental accountability frameworks including financing for development. By focusing on education for global citizenship, the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference aims to build on the centrality of education and global citizenship as the bedrock of sustainable development and climate action.
The purpose of this conference, rooted in Sustainable Development Goal number 4, is to harness strategies, expertise and resources across the widest spectrum of civil society to unleash a range of education initiatives that ensure inclusive, safe and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Three pillars of i) formal education, ii) informal education and training, and iii) advocacy and public information will be examined as means to correct gender, ability, social, economic and other inequalities that create or perpetuate marginalization and disenfranchisement, and thus, hinder achievement of Goal 4, and each of the additional sixteen Sustainable Development Goals.
On behalf of the Asian Association for Public Administration (as an organization which has "Special Consultative Status" of the UN ECOSOC), AAPA President Pan Suk Kim and AAPA Executive Secretary Ry Taein Park participated in this conference in Gyeongju, South Korea on May 30, 2016.