Clubs cooperation is growing in challenging times
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Bolat Akchulakov, President of the Asian-Pacific Federation of Clubs and Associations for UNESCO (AFUCA), the 25th session of AFUCA Executive Board Meeting gathered online the AFUCA members, including representatives of national federations of associations and clubs for UNESCO from Bangladesh, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, the Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, and Vietnam. Representatives of the UNESCO Secretariat as well as national federations of clubs for UNESCO from Iran and Pakistan joined the meeting as observers.
The Executive Board Meeting held once in two years, provides an opportunity for the AFUCA members to share their views and perspectives on the Club`s cooperation in Asia. This time, the agenda also included key issues related to the AFUCA activities, current financial balance and overview of the membership fees.
At AFUCA`s invitation, a representative of the UNESCO Secretariat presented to the participants the major outcomes and follow-ups of this year`s survey on the implementation of the Regulatory Framework regarding Associations and Clubs for UNESCO
During the Session, the Iranian National Federation of Clubs for UNESCO was admitted as a new member of AFUCA. The Pakistani Federation`s request for full membership would need to be endorsed with the relevant letter of support from the Pakistani National Commission for UNESCO, in accordance with the Regulatory Framework.
The AFUCA members welcomed a suggestion from the Vietnam National Federation of Clubs for UNESCO to host the next AFUCA Executive Board Meeting in 2021 and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat and other regional federations of associations and clubs for UNESCO.