UNESCO Associated Schools mobilize for the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
Intercultural dialogue at school level will be the focus of the Third Collection of UNESCO Associated Schools’ Good Practices for Quality Education to be published later this year.
The theme has been chosen to reflect UNESCO’s lead role in celebrating 2010 as The International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, called on all UNESCO’s partners, among them UNESCO Associated Schools, to mobilize for the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, with the purpose of
- campaigning for dialogue and mutual knowledge
- fostering respect for each other’s culture
- breaking down the barriers between different cultures through exchange and dialogue as the best tools for building peace.
A number of countries, among them Chile, Costa Rica and Oman have already announced activities to be carried out in cooperation with the UNESCO Associated Schools Network.
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