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unescoclubUNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations are a global movement that fosters partnerships with all constituents of society. In other words UNESCO clubs can be and are established in any sector, for instance, in schools, churches, social clubs, and manufacturers among others. The Clubs’ main aim is promoting UNESCO’s mandate of building peace in the minds of men and women and sharing UNESCO’s ideals of peace, intercultural dialogue, eradication of poverty and sustainable development. The UNESCO Clubs movement demonstrates and provides a platform for citizens to influence decision and policy makers in promoting UNESCO ideals of peace and sustainable development in local contexts.
The Clubs consist of groups of volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and socio-professional status who advocate UNESCO values and principles. UNESCO Clubs support UNESCO’s priorities by using a community’s experience, skills and outlook to foster peace. The first UNESCO Club was set up in Japan in 1947 after the end of the 2nd World War. It was created as an initiative of the local people to build and foster peace and development. The popularity and the need for UNESCO Clubs globally led to an appeal by the then Director-General of UNESCO Jaime Torres Bodet for the establishment of the Clubs in schools and universities. This contributed immensely to the global massive growth and popularity of the UNESCO Clubs. In Kenya, the Kenya National Commissions for UNESCO is responsible too UNESCO for ensuring that the Clubs keep to UNESCO’s ideals and that UNESCO’s name is not used to promote activities not in line with the Organization such as profit-making or seeking personal or political interests. UNESCO Clubs are also expected to support KNATCOM’s work in UNESCO’s programs in their respective countries. UNESCO Clubs are essential in the promotion of international co-operation and the ideals of UNESCO in the fields of Education, Science (Natural Sciences and Social and Human Sciences), Culture and Communication. It is against this background therefore that KNATCOM supported the establishment and subsequent launched the Kenyan Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (KEFUCA) on 13th - 14th October 2015 in Nairobi to popularize the ideal of UNESCO Clubs in order to promote peace and sustainable development.
There is need to continuously foster peace, tolerance, cohesion and sustainable development through the platform provided by UNESCO Clubs. KNATCOM and KEFUCA therefore work together to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of UNESCO Clubs. In February, 2017 KNATCOM through the KEFUCA organized a capacity building workshop on UNESCO Clubs topics focusing on the Western Region of Kenya in Kisumu. The KEFUCA Workshop was themed “UNESCO Clubs for a Culture of Peace and Sustainable Development”. The target for this training consisted of UNESCO Clubs schools’ patrons, UNESCO Club coordinators, UNESCO Clubs County leaders, County Directors of Education, and TSC Officials from the western region. Read More from the UNESCO.org website
How to become a Club for UNESCO
Clubs may be established by individuals and are frequently set up by schools or other educational and cultural institutions. It is up to the National Commissions for UNESCO to approve the status of a Club for UNESCO.
• Each Club for UNESCO must first obtain the approval of its country’s National Commission for UNESCO, which is responsible for recognizing the establishment of Clubs and endorsing activity’s projects.
• Once the National Commission has officially approved the affiliation to the Clubs Movement, the Club is associated to UNESCO’s activities and added into its database and relevant documents.
• It is entirely to the advantage of Clubs to adopt statutes recognizing laws applying in their country to non-profit-making cultural associations (should they exists). Such legal status will entitle them to official recognition by public authorities.
• Clubs for UNESCO are legally and financially independent from UNESCO, even though UNESCO may sponsor a number of their activities.
• National Commissions have the right to grant the use of UNESCO’s name, acronym or logo, but only in the form of a linked logo. They may also establish time limits and/or conduct periodic reviews of authorizations which can be withdrawn. Any decision granting the use of UNESCO’s name, acronym, logo and/or domain names are based on the following criteria: (i) relevance of the proposed association to the Organization’s strategic objectives and programme; and (ii) compliance with the values, principles and constitutional aims of UNESCO
Those wishing to set up a UNESCO Club should get in touch with Kenya National Commission for UNESCO for necessary information and advice.
Some of the activities of UNESCO Clubs

  • Providing information on the United Nations system, and especially on UNESCO.
  • Participating in the International Years proclaimed by the United Nations or UNESCO and celebrating International or World Weeks and Days, including Human Rights Day; the International Day of Peace, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Health Day, Universal Children's Day, World Food Day, International Women's Day, International Teachers' Day, International Literacy Day and World AIDS Day.
  • Action in favor of respect for human rights and the rights of children; and education for peace, human rights and democracy.
  • Combating all forms of discrimination and stereotyping and promoting the status of women.
  • Participating in campaigns for literacy, environmental protection, and preservation of the cultural heritage.
  • Participating in international solidarity campaigns, in particular under the UNESCO Co-Action Programme, and setting up projects under the same Programme.
  • Collecting and preserving traditional cultures, including oral traditions.
  • Rural advancement, involving education for health and hygiene and proper dietary habits.
  • Helping children from disadvantaged educational backgrounds with their school work.
  • Promoting exchanges between young people.
  • Sport, carried on in a spirit of "fair play".
  • Organizing artistic troupes, dramatic groups and orchestras.
  • Organizing a wide variety of competitions for essay-writing, poetry, photography, drawing, and other similar activities

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Those wishing to set up a UNESCO Club should get in touch with Kenya National Commission for UNESCO for necessary information and advice.

UNESCO Clubs Registration Form Download
UNESCO Clubs Manual Download