Responding to Cultural Cleansing, Preventing Violent Extremism


"Responding to Cultural Cleansing, Preventing Violent Extremism" will include a high-level panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room X.
The panel discussion will focus on the wide-ranging social and cultural repercussions of attacks on culture – including the denial of cultural rights, the displacement of peoples and the erosion of cultural expressions. In particular, it will address UNESCO’s successful efforts to rehabilitate the mausoleums of Timbuktu, highlighting the importance of culture for healing communities recovering from conflict. Panelists will include:

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Faryad Rawandozi, Minister of Culture of Iraq
N’diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, Minister of Culture of Mali
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Karima Bennoune, Special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
Mohamed Elmoctar Cisse, Resident of Timbuktu

"Responding to Cultural Cleansing, Preventing Violent Extremism" is one of a series of events organized under the theme “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today", highlighting the Organisation’s use of soft power across its mandate over the past eight years.

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Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 06.11.2017 13:30 local time
End 06.11.2017 15:30 local time
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Focal point Patchett, Lynne
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Marissa Potasiak -
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Room Room X
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 500
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