UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is based in Paris, France, and ICJW is one of the NGOs involved in UNESCO’s Joint Programmatic Commissions (JPCs).
The ICJW permanent representative to UNESCO is vice-chair of the UNESCO/NGO Human Rights Commission. She is also vice-chair of the JPC on Human Rights, which fights all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia, and related intolerance through education and implementation of the Universal Declaration. ICJW’s representative is also vice-chair and rapporteur of the JPC on Interfaith, inviting guest speakers, producing brochures and organizing round-table discussions in Paris.
ICJW representatives participate in discussions on human cloning and international governance at meetings of the International Bioethics Committee. They helped to issue a statement on the regulation of carbon emissions and the reduction of greenhouse gases before the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change, and they monitor UNESCO projects on water issues.