IIEP at the 11th Convergences World Forum “Make Society, Make Tomorrow”!

31 August 2018



The 11th edition of the Convergences World Forum will take place on September 3rd and 4th at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. More than 5,000 attendees and speakers from the business, solidarity, government, academic and media will gather to share ideas and build solutions around the theme “Make Society, Make Tomorrow”.

Join us to co-create solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges around five main themes:

Because the world of tomorrow must be invented today, these themes –which are part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN in 2015– will be the main pillars of a Forum focused on social cohesion, innovation and concrete solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

Over the past 10 years, the Convergences World Forum became a unique meeting place for the public sector, private companies, civil society, and the media. It is an unmissable event for all actors committed to sustainable development and fighting poverty, that gathers emblematic personalities and international experts.

The Convergences World Forum consists of 2 days of inspiration and debate, workshops and networking time to share ideas and initiatives to co-construct a fair and sustainable world.

We hope you will be part of the “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” movement!
Register now: https://goo.gl/uqcEid


IIEP-UNESCO at Convergences World Forum

IIEP-UNESCO is pleased to take part in a session on Monday 3, September 2018, from 2pm-3:30pm, during the conference. IIEP’s Director, Suzanne Grant Lewis, will be part of the panel What levers for girls’ education? It is co-organized with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. It will looks at the persistent barriers, levers to perpetuate girls’ schooling in the most difficult contexts, and examples of what has thus far worked.

About Convergences

Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought, advocacy and mobilisation in Europe to promote the Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a world “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty.” Its mission is to organize debates, mobilize thoughts and actions, spread good practices and encourage the co-construction of partnerships and innovative solutions. Convergences relies on more than 200 partner organizations represented within its working groups to co-organise the Convergences World Forum, which gathered more than 5000 participants every year, to write studies and publications, and to organize events throughout the year.

For further information: www.convergences.org