High Panel on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures


To strengthen UNESCO’s activities pertaining to dialogue among cultures, the pursuit of peace, and the promotion of cultural diversity in a globalized world, the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, has established a High Panel to foster reflection on the new dimensions of peace in the Twenty-first Century. Gathering decision-makers, intellectuals and artists from all regions of the world, the sessions of High Panel on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures aim to chart new avenues for peace through open and lively exchanges.
Chaired by the Director-General, the next meeting of the High Panel will be held on 19 November at UNESCO Headquarters. It will be attended by such international figures as HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, Nassir Abdulaziz Nasser, Akhtar Badshah, Homi K. Bhabha, Vicente Fox, Attiya Inayatullah, Nasser David Khalili, Amin Maalouf, Luc Montagnier, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Salil Shetty and Vladimir Yakunin.
Following the morning private session of the High Panel, a UNESCO Forum will be held from 3 to 5 pm in Conference Room II on the following theme Building Peace: UNESCO’s Role in the Next decade with special emphasis on engaging youth in building sustainable peace and societies.

The UNESCO Forum, open to UNESCO Member States and the UNESCO Community at large, will benefit from the presence of the participants in the High Panel meeting on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 19.11.2012 09:00 local time
End 19.11.2012 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Descombris, Caroline
Organizer BSP
Contact c.descombris@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV, Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
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