The 66th United Nations Department of
Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be
held in the City of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from 30 May to 1 June 2016. AAPA delegates (AAPA President and Executive Secretary) will participate in this conference.
Conference title is ¡°Education for Global Citizenship:
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.¡± This conference is an important opportunity
to mobilize global civil society around the Sustainable Development Goals.
Conference participants will strive to define culturally appropriate
international and regional messaging, learning and advocacy strategies,
partnerships and governmental accountability frameworks including financing for
development. By focusing on education for global citizenship, the 66th UN
DPI/NGO Conference aims to build on the centrality of education and global
citizenship as the bedrock of sustainable development and climate action.
The purpose of this conference, rooted in
Sustainable Development Goal number 4, is to harness strategies, expertise and
resources across the widest spectrum of civil society to unleash a range of
education initiatives that ensure inclusive, safe and equitable quality
education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Three pillars of
i) formal education, ii) informal education and training, and iii) advocacy and
public information will be examined as means to correct gender, ability,
social, economic and other inequalities that create or perpetuate
marginalization and disenfranchisement, and thus, hinder achievement of Goal 4,
and each of the additional sixteen Sustainable Development Goals.
On behalf of the Asian Association for Public Administration (as an organization which has "Special Consultative Status" of the UN ECOSOC), AAPA President Pan Suk Kim and AAPA Executive Secretary Ry Taein Park participated in this conference in Gyeongju, South Korea on May 30, 2016.