UNESCO national commissions are in many countries in the world. InSEA members are encouraged to meet with their UNESCO representatives about arts education ideas and initiatives and to engage with other UNESCO policies whenever possible.. InSEA is a non-governmental organisation official partner of UNESCO

If you are an InSEA member, you will receive regularly news from UNESCO activities, awards, projects and publications related to arts education ( InSEA e-newsletter). InSEA Representative in the UNESCO NGOs commission is Marie- Françoise Chavannes. Though InSEA your voice can be represented in UNESCO.

(see also http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/arts-education/about/arts-education-highlights/)

Following the success of the Second World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, 2010), the UNESCO’s General Conference at its 36th session in 2011 proclaimed the 4th week of May as the International Arts Education Week. The International Arts Education Week aims at increasing the international community’s awareness on the importance of arts education and at reinforcing its cooperation by promoting cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion.

Here are the dates for future planning. May 19-25, 2014 May 25-31, 2015 May 23-29, 2016 May 22-28, 2017 May 21-27, 2018 May 20-26, 2019 May 25-31, 2020 May 24-30, 2021 May 23-29, 2022 May 22-28, 2023 May 20-26, 2024 May 19-25, 2025

UNESCO: The ten targets of the Sustainable Development

UNESCO held its first World Congress on Arts Education in Lisbon in March 2006. A key element of that Congress was the announcement of a Joint Declaration between the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), the International Society for Music Education (ISME), and the International Society for Education through the Art (InSEA) to work together and to launch the World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE). read more


UNESCO, U.S. Library of Congress and partners launched World Digital Library

UNESCO and 32 partner institutions yesterday launched the World Digital Library, a web site that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world. The site – located at www.wdl.org – includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, prints and photographs. It provides unrestricted public access, free of charge, to this material. World Digital Library

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3-4 May 2017

InSEA delegate at the Peace Forum, at the 7th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO: AME world Councillor Dr. Mohammed Al Amri.

As delegate of the International Society of Education Through Art (InSEA), world councillor Mohammed Al-Amri have participated in the7th International UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 held in Riyadh and organized in partnership with MiSk Foundation on May 3-4, 2017. In this UNESCO NGO Forum, more than 400 NGOs including InSEA and over 2,100 delegates from around 70 countries attended. "Youth and their social impact" was the mean topic of this forum. Speakers included Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales; including different sessions such as Setting the Scene: Youth Engagement and its potential for Social Change, Optimizing the Impact of the Digital Native, and Educating for a Sustainable Future, in addition to breakout sessions and NGOs presentations such as AIC, AMGE, CID, UNIMA, ISOCARP, CCVS, ISPA, INSEA, WFTU and OIEC. InSEA's presentation at the 7th UNESCO NGO Forum focused on the crucial role of youth in society and the important role education through art has to play in the social changes and challenges facing the world today. InSEA is a Network for all including youth themselves, educators, artists, and researchers who do care about future of art education in the worldwide society.

see here InSEA Presentation


Forum From promoting to building peace with NGO’s , Querétaro, México on 3 and 4 November 201

This Forum involved organizations from different parts of the world. The organizations had participations where they can show their actions in order to contribute to the culture of peace.The Forum was held in Querétaro, México on 3 and 4 November 2016. The specif topic was From promoting to building peace with NGO’s.The discussions were related to increase our efforts to work together having a better dialogue and sharing experiences with different cultures. The discussions were also organized around three general themes:1. Education: a path for lasting peace.2. Youth engagement for peace. 3. Culture and sport: tools for peace.

InSEA member representing InSEA in the , 2016 UNESCO PEACEFORUM : M. A. Angel Lorenzo Ramírez Rodríguez, 2 December 2016

I had the pleasure to represent INSEA to this event in Paris.The main subjects are to exchange and be concerned by « The challenge of the digital revolution for NGO’s ».Mr Eric Falt, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information opened the session and noted the very important participation of NGO. He presented the question of « contemporary digital environment and individual and collective responsibility ». M. Darko Tanaskovic, ambassador, permanent delegate from Serbe Republic at Unesco and President of the comite for relationship with non governmental organisation in Excutive Council of UNESCO expressed how we need to pay attention to take care of « multi-culturality » in regard to multiculturalism which is institutional and quite ideological.Then Mrs Martine Levy, Chairperson of the International Conference and of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee promoted the independence and freedom of the 380 NGO, able through their actions to take care and develop actions in favor of education, culture , sciences and others. As main speaker, Mr Eric Sadin, writer and philosopher, presented the danger of merchandising our life, human freedom through the collect of personal informations, concept of artificial Intelligence and excess of connexions. A very strong lecture supporting creation and art as political and democratic answer against the «silicon power ».

Marie Françoise Chavanne, Paris, 14/12/2016

InSEA delegate in UNESCO NGO Meetings