DOHA: A powerful network of heads of states, foreign ministers, young people, civil society organisations, business leaders and global media will meet in Doha for United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) fourth international forum in December.
This forum is considered as a turning point, taking into account the past and current achievements in Madrid, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro. A turning point because of its particular format, as for the very first time in UNAOC’s existence, the Civil Society will actively contribute to the forum’s debates and outcomes (Doha Pre-Forum for Civil Society organised in May 2011 brought together 190 participants from 80 countries). A turning point also because at Doha, the UNAOC will anchor itself as the source of strong convictions and impactful actions that promote peace and development of societies through intercultural dialogue, evidenced by the Doha Forum’s baseline ‘Intercultural Dialogue to boost Development.’
As Qatar is taking for one year the UN General Assembly Presidency, the country is more than ever investing energy and strategic vision to become one of the most vibrant, knowledge-based economies in the world. The Doha Forum is a concrete example of the strategic role that Qatar is having at a worldwide level, setting new standards for dialogue and diplomacy at the service of a better governance and human development.
Doha Forum, Intercultural Dialogue to Boost Development. The Doha Forum will build a results-oriented set of recommendations, by proposing a comprehensive and ambitious roadmap and by designing monitoring and impact assessment tools with political and corporate leaders, mayors, Civil Society representatives, Youth, journalists, Academics, Foundations, Intercultural Organizations and religious leaders (around 2000 attendees). In order to pursue this new ambitious goal, the Doha Forum will be the time to promote the success stories and best practices and to share tools for the dissemination of efficient programmes.
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