UNESCO Youth Forum 2005
The 4th UNESCO Youth Forum was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 30 September to 2 October 2005 . It preceded the 33rd General Conference, and brought together 237 participants with 189 delegates from 129 countries and 48 observers from international youth networks, governments and National Commissions for UNESCO.
The theme was 'Young People and the Dialogue among Civilisations, Cultures and Peoples - Ideas for action in education, the sciences, culture and communication’. As at previous Forums, the participants discussed ideas for action in education, the sciences, culture and communication and information, youth-led and youth-targeted action to promote dialogue in plenary sessions and working groups.
Download the Youth Forum 2005 Report [PDF, 35 KB]
Adopted after three days of intense debate and introduced at the opening plenary of the General Conference, the report outlined the young delegates’ recommendations and proposals for youth-driven action to encourage and support dialogue at all levels of society. The report strongly recommended that preparatory regional UNESCO Youth Forums take place in 2006-2007, on ‘Young People and the Dialogue among Civilizations, Cultures and Peoples’, with a specific focus on ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ and ‘Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue to ensure Peace.’