The Alliance of Civilizations is a United Nations political initiative of the Secretary-General. It was established in 2005 by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, with the co-sponsorship of the Prime Ministers of Spain and Turkey.
The primary mission of the UNAOC is to forge collective political will and to mobilize concerted action aimed at improving cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among countries, peoples and communities. The Alliance develops its actions at both governmental and civil society levels. It also works to counter forces that fuel polarization and extremism. The UN Secretary-General has described it as a soft power tool for bridging divides and promoting understanding between countries or identity groups, all with a view toward preventing conflict and promoting social cohesion.
As an official policy, the organization of the UNAOC Global forum do not Require payment of any Participation fee.
-All selected youths will have access to the youth event and Global forum and will be provided with round trip international ticket (economy class) to baku; 4 days accommodation (in shared accommodation double-rooms, with a participant from the same gender, from April 24 through april 28, A.M.Hours
-Meals and coffee breaks will be provided during the official program of the youth event and the 7thUNAOC Global Forum, as wel as shuttles to/from the airport in Baku
-Are you between 18 and 35 years old?–Are you a member or a representative of a youth-led organization, network or initiative?
-Have you undertaken initiatives at the community or policy level that foster social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, and promote peace?
-Do you want to contribute to a global conversation on intercultural understanding and exchange innovative experiences?
-Do you want to meet other youth leaders from all over the world and develop joint actions?
-Would you like to take part in discussions that will help shape the United Nations’ agenda with regards to relations among different cultures?
Deadline: January 17, 2016
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