Programme of the launch of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

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PROGRAMME

 

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10h00-12h45 : Private Session – UNESCO House

 Private meeting of the High Panel on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures between twenty eminent personalities from diverse geographical and intellectual horizons

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 14h45-15h30 : Press Conference – UNESCO House – Room IV

 Press conference by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, and members of the High Panel

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 15h30-18h30 : Public Conference – UNESCO House – Room I

Conference for the launch of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures on the theme: “Dialogue of cultures; new avenues for peace”.

  • Opening statement by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
  • Message from Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Speech by Eleonora Valentinovna Mitrofanova, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO; Chair to the UNESCO Executive Board
  • Speech by Askar Buribayev, Vice-Minister of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan
  • Speech by Jorge Sampaio, High Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Alliance of Civilizations

        16h – 17h50 :Public debate moderated by Alex Taylor, British journalist, between members of the High Panel and representatives of UNESCO Members States, the media and the public at large around the two following themes:

  • « The power of cultural diversity and dialogue»
  • « Building Peace – the role of shared values in a globalized world»

        18h-18h25 : Closing musical animation with Montserrat Figuera, soprano

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 20h00-20h30 : Reception at “Georges” - Georges Pompidou Centre

Invitation only

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 20h30-22h30 : Dinner at “Georges” - Georges Pompidou Centre

Invitation only

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22h30 : Private visit of the Soulages Exhibition - Georges Pompidou Centre

Invitation only