UNESCO – Paris

UNESCO – Paris

Arete went to South Africa to produce photographs and a film to illustrate the work of UNESCO at the Global Citizens Education Conference in Paris…

Amira Yahyaoui, President of Al Bawsala and a Tunisian youth activist, addresses the opening session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Amira Yahyaoui, President of Al Bawsala and a Tunisian youth activist, addresses the opening session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the second plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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A contingent of participants pose for a photograph with Soo-hyang Choi, Director of the Division for Teaching, Learning and Content at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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A contingent of participants pose for a photograph with Soo-hyang Choi, Director of the Division for Teaching, Learning and Content at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in Concurrent Sessions examining different elements of Global Citizen Education at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants attend a drinks reception on the 7th floor at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants attend a drinks reception on the 7th floor at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants attend a drinks reception on the 7th floor at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

A speaker addresses a plenary session at the Global Citizen Education Conference at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education is taking place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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Participants take part in the opening of the first plenary session of the Global Citizens Education Conference at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The second UNESCO forum on Global Citizen Education took place in Paris between January 28th - 30th, 2015 with over 300 people from all over the world taking part.

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We were commissioned by UNESCO Paris to produce two stories from the field about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in South Africa. We sent a photographer to the GCED project in South Africa to take some exceptional photographs of the project in action and to make a film to bring the story to life, which we edited in time for the conference in January 2015 so it could be shown to the delegates.


We sent a three experienced Arete staff to the conference in Paris to provide content and media support to the event on behalf of UNESCO Paris.
Our award-winning photojournalist and producer Kate Holt, writer Sarah Hughes and videographer Will Miller worked closely with the UNESCO communications team to make sure they had the material they needed for their communications around the conference, giving UNESCO photos and video clips and stories on a daily basis during the event.


We had produced a Tweet sheet before the conference. Tweets were timed to go out during the conference and new tweets were made every day.


During the conference we took photographs of the event, made two films about the conference, provided social media support and produced a newsletter and infographic about the conference, working for the UNESCO Paris team to increase their capacity to produce communications during and after this busy period of activity.


The content we produced was published on UNESCO’s website and across their social media platforms and the newsletter was sent out to all attendees of the conference.


One of the films we produced during the conference – of vox-pop interviews – was shown on the final morning of the conference to round it up.

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