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Mainstreaming Principles of Intercultural Dialogue and Cultural Diversity 

In the framework of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May), some 20 international experts attend this meeting on translating principles of cultural diversity and dialogue into policy proposals for plural learning societies and a sustainable future 
Participants will address the following key questions:
  • How can we show the complexity and value regarding the concept of intercultural dialogue as the corollary of cultural diversity and a creative force for sustainable development? How are these phenomena experienced and these concepts understood?
  • What are the mechanisms and structures that govern current processes of constantly constructing, reconstructing and reinventing relations between peoples, cultures and civilizations, none of which are static, but constantly evolving?
  • How can policy and practice take into account the dynamic notion of culture and the fact that it is perceived as a resource as well as a threat?
  • What can we consider good practice of intercultural dialogue, recognizing that each person and group is a source/ co-author of meanings, measures, worthiness, and images in shaping a common future? What is the meaning and place of intercultural competence in this regard?
  • What are the implications of linking cultural diversity, dialogue and sustainable development for the discourse, practice and policy of education understood in the largest sense of the term (formal, non-formal and informal) and as an integral dimension of global learning societies?

The discussion will inform and orient the UNESCO Culture Sector’s contribution to the Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and to the implementation of the Recommendations of the Report of the Alliance of Civilizations.

For more information:

  • Provisional Annotated Agenda
  • Registration Form

  • Start Date 21 May 2007
    End Date 23 May 2007
    Event Type Expert meeting
    Event Location Paris, France
    Website (URL) Intercultural Dialogue
    Email b.jacquot@unesco.org
    Provisional Annotated Agenda princi_cultdiv_agenda_en.pdf
    Registration Form registration_en.pdf

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