Rotary Day at UNESCO

By Rotary International

RI President Gary C.K. Huang (middle) with young participants of the Rotary Day UNESCO in Paris.

RI President Gary C.K. Huang (middle) with young participants of the Rotary Day UNESCO in Paris.

By Kristin Brown, manager of Rotary Service Connections

I like to say I have one of the best jobs at Rotary because in Rotary Service Connections we are responsible for many of the programs and activities that help Rotarians connect, partner and serve to make the world a better place.

Last Saturday found me in Paris where, as part of UNESCO’s 70th anniversary celebration, the organization welcomed 400-plus Rotarians and Rotaractors from more than 20 countries for Rotary Day UNESCO. The conference highlighted Rotary’s history with UNESCO and ongoing work for peace, with particular emphasis on the role of intercountry committees (ICCs). ICCs are cooperative relationships established between districts in two countries to promote bi-lateral communication and cooperation between Rotarians, leading to greater understanding and peace between peoples.

Eva Roehrig, a German student at Science Po in Paris, spoke movingly about her involvement since 2012 with the “Youth Parliament” sponsored by the Germany-Poland Intercountry Committee and the relationships formed between German and Polish youth at the annual event. The group recently expanded to include French youth in what Roehrig referred to as “a new Weimar triangle” …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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