From 30 September to 2 October more than 200 young people from all over the world gathered at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris for the fourth UNESCO Youth Forum. IHEYO was present as one of the observers and was able to remind people that there are also non-religious life stances. Some references to general lifestances were included in the final resolutions.
The theme of this year’s Forum, held in connection with the 33rd session of the UNESCO General Conference, was ‘Young people and the Dialogue among Cultures and Civilizations – ideas for action in education, the sciences, culture and communication’. There were three thematic working groups:
‘All different, all unique: celebrating cultural diversity through dialogue’
‘Safeguarding the future: practising dialogue for sustainable development’
‘Learning to live together: promoting dialogue for peace and reconciliation’
To read the full report on IHEYO’s participation and the resulutions drafted, please go to: http://www.iheyo.org/inthenews3.htm.