United Nations the Alliance of Civilizations

This event is planned under the theme ‘New and Emerging Ideological Threats to Global Peace & Co-Existence’ and takes place on 26 September 2014 (08:30AM-01:00PM, Conference Room 3, CB, UNHQs, New York).

Open Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Alliance of Civilizations (at the ministerial level), organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).


This timely meeting of the UNAOC is needed to advance the discussion of the role of the Alliance in combating violent extremism, the role of states in this endeavor, and institutional responsibilities at national, regional and international levels. The International Community can benefit from the lessons learned in efforts to educate youth on the need to build a culture of peace. In this regard, the meeting will also explore the role of the media, the impact of migration and other human expressions that affect global efforts of combating intolerance and incitement to hatred based on faith or background. Recent events in the MENA region, Asia, Africa and elsewhere present clear examples of the challenges facing our global peace and co-existence.


Programme is enclosed for your information.  Contact person: Hanifa Mezoui

mezouih@un.org. As time permits, questions will be selected to be addressed to the Chair during the event.


UNAOC is looking forward to the active participation of NGOs to promote partnership initiatives to address issues pertaining to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

140915_UNAOC GOF Ministerial Meeting Sep 26 Programme-2

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