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).

ICJW’s permanent representatives to UNESCO in Paris – Lilianne Picard, Elisabeth Birene and Estelle Tzinnman – participate in events organized by the UNESCO NGOs, such as the Forum on Human Rights and the International Day of the Girl. Their participation, together with other Jewish NGOs including Bnei Brith International and ORT International, has become more important following Israel’s departure from UNESCO.