Quebec And UNESCO: An International View Of Its Leadership

unescoOn February 16, 2016, the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison took part in the Rendez-vous event at the ENAP organizedby the Groupe d’étude et de recherche sur l’international et le Québec (GERIQ). This event highlighted Quebec’s contributions to UNESCO.Ms. Line Beauchamp, representative of Quebec at the UNESCO Canadian delegation, gave a dynamic overview that highlighted how UNESCO’s work can help develop policies in Quebec, how to better understand its issues and challenges in Quebec, and the important contribution of the different Quebec players in furthering Quebec’s participation in UNESCO.

Opening remarks were provided by Mr. Stéphane Paquin, ENAP professor and GERIQ Director, and Mr. Éric Théroux, assistant deputy minister for Francophone and Multilateral Policies and Affairs at the Ministry of International Relations and Francophonie.

This meeting was also the opportunity to celebrate the 96th birthday of Mr. Paul Gérin-Lajoie, an iconic figure in the Révolution tranquille, credited with reforming Quebec education when he created the Ministry of Education in 1964.