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  UNESCO and Inter-religious Dialogue



UNESCO's activities in the field of Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue.
Intercultural Dialogue
Equitable exchange and dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based on mutual understanding and respect and the equal dignity of all cultures is the essential prerequisite for constructing social cohesion, reconciliation among peoples and peace among nations.

This action is part of the global framework of an Alliance of Civilizations launched by the United Nations. More specifically, within the larger framework of intercultural dialogue, which also encompasses interreligious dialogue, special focus is placed on a series of good practices to encourage cultural pluralism at the local, regional and national level as well as regional and sub-regional initiatives aimed at discouraging all expressions of extremism and fanaticism and highlighting values and principles that bring people together.
UNESCO will continue to exercise its watch function by highlighting the role that can be played by culture in conflict or post-conflict situations as a vehicle for reconciliation through cultural heritage and as common spaces for exchange via its Roads of Dialogue programme.


UNESCO Documents and Publications on Intercultural Dialogue

Congrès international de l'UNESCO sur le dialogue interreligieux et une culture de paix, Tachkent, Ouzbékistan, 14-16 Septembre 2000 (doc.pdf)

An international survey on education and teaching of intercultural and interreligious dialogue (1999-2001)(doc.pdf)

Address by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the Regional Summit on the Development of Inter-religious and Inter-ethnic Dialogue; Tirana, Albania, 10 November 2004 (doc.pdf)

Report by the Director-General on the place of religion in the programme on interfaith and interreligious dialogue and activities designed to promote respect for and dialogue among cultures 176EX/19(doc.pdf)

List of publications on Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO & International University Cooperation
Who's who?
Launching of the Academics Across Borders Initiative (AAB)
World Forum of UNESCO Chairs
UNESCO Chairs & UNITWIN Networks in Higher Education

UNITWIN Guidelines and Procedures
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