World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA)

Fédération mondiale des associations, centres et clubs UNESCO (FMACU)
Federación Mundial de Asociaciones, Centros y Clubs UNESCO (FMACU)

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2 July 1981, Paris (France), at 2nd World Congress of UNESCO clubs and associations held at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, Paris.


Further the ideals, objectives and programmes of UNESCO and, to that end, further, strengthen and encourage the development of UNESCO clubs, centres and associations; promote international understanding and education, particularly with a view to the effective exercice of human rights, the endogenous development of every people, and the construction of a new world economic and social order, and pursue these aims also in nations and peoples, particularly in order to advance mutual understanding among the different cultures in the world; involve people in UNESCO work, particularly at the grass roots level; promote utilization of science and technology for peaceful purposes, for the welfare of humanity, and, in particular, of the developing countries; promote in all societies the right of every person and every people to a cultural identity.

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Plan of Action: 'Friends of the Treasures of the World' (preservation of heritage), including Friends of the World Treasures (FWT); promotion of books and reading (partnership between rich and poor countries); development of 'community development centres' (with the Japanese federation). Centre for Studies, Research and Training in International Understanding and Cooperation (CERFCI) - programme focusing mainly on: development; communication; cultural heritage; environment; literacy; human rights. Organizes study sessions, workshops and seminars on various topics within this framework. Organizes youth meetings and ad-hoc meetings.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Associate Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 73 countries
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Subjects *

  • Education
    • Education
  • Culture
    • Culture
    • UNESCO Bodies
  • Individuation
    • Individuation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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