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Reinforcing collaboration with the UNESCO UNITWIN Network of Chairs on Intercultural Dialogue


From 17 to 18 December 2015, UNESCO will be hosting the Executive Committee of its UNITWIN Network of Chairs on Interreligious Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding, at its Headquarters in Paris.

This meeting coincides with a very difficult international context. It will seek to identify new approaches for collaboration in this key area of the Organization’s work, within the framework of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022).

Building on the discussion started during the Academic Forum of UNESCO Chairs at the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku (Azerbaijan), May 2015, the meeting has a three-fold objective:

(i) Mapping of new synergies for enhancing intercultural and interreligious dialogue;

(ii) Brainstorming on future thematic priority areas for UNESCO’s work on promoting intercultural and interreligious dialogue; and

(iii) Review of the functioning and strengthening of the UNITWIN Network.

The meeting will offer the opportunity to kick-off a collaborative project “Developing e-learning resources for promoting intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding”, funded by the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 17.12.2015 09:00 local time
End 18.12.2015 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Preis, Ann-belinda
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Hugue Ngandeu Ngatta, hc.ngandeu-ngatta@unesco.org; Paulette Forest, p.forest@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room V
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 20
Official Website
Link 1 Agenda
Link 2 International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022)
Link 3 Academic Forum of UNESCO Chairs (Baku, Azerbaijan, 19-20 May 2015)
Link 4

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