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Nurturing the democratic debate.  
23-09-2005 10:20 am The fourth edition of the UNESCO’s Youth Forum will be held at Organization Headquarters from September 30 to October 2, just ahead of the 33rd session of the General Conference, which will bring together representatives from UNESCO’s 191 State Members as of October 3.
Some 263 young delegates are expected at the Forum, representatives of more than 141 countries and 48 non-governmental youth organizations. Observers from several intergovernmental organizations and several United Nations agencies will also attend the Forum.

“Young people and the Dialogue among Cultures, Civilizations and Peoples: Ideas for action in education, the sciences, culture and communication” is the theme of the 2005 Forum. It will be the subject of debate in plenary sessions and in three thematic working groups.

The working groups – All different, all unique: celebrating cultural diversity through dialogue; Safeguarding the future: practicing dialogue for sustainable development; Learning to live together: promoting dialogue for peace and reconciliation – will determine recommendations and proposals for action, which will be included in a report to be presented to the General Conference.

A Fair of Youth ONGs will be held during the Forum. It will feature various events, among them the concert “Melody for Dialogue among Civilizations.”

Bureau of Strategic Planning, Youth Section
Fourth edition of Youth Forum

Source Media Advisory N°2005-57


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