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Presentation of innovative projects for intercultural understanding

At the UNAOC Rio Forum, on 29 May 2010, global heads of state and private sector executives gathered to meet the leaders of the most innovative organizations best positioned to promote intercultural dialogue. The UNAOC recognized nine extraordinary organizations that have been selected from hundreds of applicants from around the world. “This is an exciting [...]
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Launching Dialogue Cafés in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro at 3rd Global Forum of UN Alliance of Civilizations

10 Dialogue Cafes to open on 5 continents by the end of 2011! LONDON, UK – May 27, 2010 – The Dialogue Café Association is excited to announce the launch of its first two cafés, in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, to coincide with the 3rd Annual Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations [...]
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“The World Is One, Whether You Like It or Not” – IPS Interview by Anna Shen with President Jorge Sampaio

“The World Is One, Whether You Like It or Not” Anna Shen interviews JORGE SAMPAIO, U.N. High Representative for the Alliance of Civilisations and former President of Portugal UNITED NATIONS, May 24, 2010 (IPS) – Since its inception in 2005, the Alliance of Civilisations (AoC) has worked to improve understanding and cooperation across nations, cultures [...]
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Rio Forum to focus on new media and social networking

On 28th May, a working session organized in partnership with Soliya will explore how new media, from blogs to Twitter and YouTube, influences the way public opinion is shaped on issues of cross-cultural diversity. New media and social networking hold the promise of bringing people of the world closer together, yet cross-cultural conflicts and tensions [...]
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