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2007 Universal Forum of Cultures in Monterrey 

The Forum is a global event that takes place every four years in a different city, and seeks to reunite citizens from a wide range of cultures, languages, religions to foster intercultural dialogue and promote global civil society empowerment. 

The 2007 Forum revolves around Four Core Concepts or Axis. These topics sum up the vast majority of issues and problems faced by global civil society and will remain, according to experts, the most urgent and relevant working areas for the global community are Cultural Diversity, Sustainability, Knowledge and Peace.

The Four Core Concepts will be carried out in four separate activity programmes: Dialogues, Exhibitions, Cultural Expressions and Special Projects and Events

The Forum Dialogues will take place in the form of lectures, seminars, debates, symposium and international encounters. Online conferences are organized with the Flemish Commission for UNESCO, together with the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Peace Architecture at the University of Leuven, Belgium. There will be sixteen major exhibitions enabling participants to experience interactively the topics and concerns of the modern world. Participants will also be able to experience a wide array of cultural Expressions from all continents of the world. More than 1,000 single events ranging from 189 companies from more than 52 countries will be presented during the 80 days of the event. The Special Projects and Events will include a series of grand events and spaces for social participation designed to foster communal gathering and free speech as well as providing an access area for members of the community to participate directly with the Forum.

The Forum is organized by the Forum Foundation. As its main partner, UNESCO will provide expertise and experience in various fields including cultural heritage; promoting dialogue between cultures and civilizations and building knowledge societies.

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Start Date 20 Sep 2007
End Date 08 Dec 2007
Event Type Universal Forum
Event Location Monterrey, Mexico
Website (URL) Intercultural Dialogue
Email a.schischlik@unesco.org

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