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NGOs initiating the project

Association Montessori Internationale


AMI, an international NGO in partnership with UNESCO, was created in 1929 by Maria Montessori. AMI promotes lifelong quality education for peace from birth with members in over 100  countries, 45 affiliates and training centres. Its activities include teacher training in 15 languages, parent education, programs for vulnerable and indigenous populations, promotion of traditional languages, global citizenship and new programs in Montessori sports and architecture.  

Business and Professional Women International


BPW International is an influential international network of business and professional women from over 100 countries on five continents with Consultative Status at ECOSOC/United Nations. Founded in 1930, BPW International develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through our mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.

International Catholic Center for Cooperation with UNESCO


The CCIC is an NGO platform at the service of Peace, Justice and Human Dignity, present in 140 countries.

The Platform's 40 Catholic-inspired NGOs as a whole cover the entire breadth of civil society. They are very diverse in their fields of action: education, promotion of family values, fight against poverty, for food sovereignty, ecology, etc.

Make Mothers Matter


MMM is an international NGO created in 1947 at UNESCO. MMM federates an expanding network of member associations and partners active in the field around the world reaching over 10 million mothers globally.

MMM continues to implement UNESCO's programs by bringing mothers together to promote their key role in building a world of peace and leaving no one behind.

International Movement for Reconciliation


IFOR was founded  in 1914 in response to the horrors of war, with branches, groups, and affiliates in over 40 countries, including adherents of all major spiritual traditions and those of other spiritual sources  committed to nonviolence.

IFOR members share a vision of a world where conflicts are resolved through nonviolent means, where systems that foster fear and hatred are dismantled, and where justice is sought as a basis for peace.

International Movement ATD Fourth World



ATD Fourth World which has associate status with UNESCO, is present in 33 countries.  Its goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and expulsion by associating the people affected by it and promoting a society founded on human dignity.  "Join together with the most excluded" is in alignment with the Agenda 2030 "No one left behind”.

World Organization for Early Childhood Education and Care

OMEP, present in 70 countries, ensures that the rights and care of children from birth to the age of eight are respected. Recognising the child as a citizen from birth and defending education as a fundamental right are among our priorities.


South Asia Foundation

SAF was founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh in 2000, secular, non-profit and non-political organisation, Recognised as an Apex body of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) partner of UNESCO; SAF’s core objective is to promote regional cooperation through a number of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence, SAF is funded by the Madanjeet Singh Foundation who also fund the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of Tolerance and non-violence.

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