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Launching Dialogue Cafés in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro at Forum of UN Alliance of Civilizations (en)

10 Dialogue Cafes to open on 5 continents by the end of 2011! LONDON, UK – May 27, 2010 – The Dialogue Café Association is very pleased 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 [...]
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Building bridges between cultures: UNAOC’s Jean-Christophe Bas interview on euronews

In the run-up to the Rio Forum, Claudio Rocco from euronews interviewed Jean-Christophe Bas, who works as Head of Strategy and Development for the United Nation’s Alliance of Civilizations in New York. He is an advisor to Jorge Sampaio, a former Portuguese President, who is the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. To [...]
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Welcome to the UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum

A greeting from President Lula of Brazil ahead of the Third Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, taking place in Rio de Janeiro on 27-29 May 2010. The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is an international effort to build the cultural conditions for peace between countries and within communities. Launched by the UN [...]
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Open Space Presentations on Thursday, May 27

Do you want to share your experience, expertise and knowledge? The AoC invites partner organizations to give short presentations in the Open Space, a conference room open for partners participating in the Forum. The Open Space provides an opportunity for organizations to exchange interesting and useful information and to engage with participants in the conference [...]
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Jorge Sampaio, UNAOC High Rep, speaks on the Rio Forum

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Social Integration of Migrants: preparatory event in New York UNHQ

A half day seminar will be held in New York as a preparatory event for the Forum. It aims to prepare delegates of Permanent Missions to discuss one of the priority areas of the Alliance: migration and integration. Organized by UNITAR, the IOM, the UNFPA and the MacArthur Foundation, the event is also open to [...]
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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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UN High Representative and his team offers condolences for victims of floods in Rio

In a message to President Lula, the Un High Representative for the Alliance, President Sampaio expressed his deepest sympathy for the victims of the flooding in Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. Condolences were also offered by the entire UN Alliance of Civilizations team to all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
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Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon and Desmond Tutu on the UN Alliance of Civilizations

US President Barack Obama, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Desmond Tutu, and leading global opinion-makers present a bold UN project. The Alliance of Civilizations is an international effort to build the cultural conditions for peace between countries and within communities. It is driven by a vision of a world in which different faiths and cultures [...]
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Youth walk: Exploring Rio cultural diversity in SAARA

A Youth Walk is organized in the most culturally and religiously diverse neighborhood of Rio during the afternoon of May 26
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