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UNESCO's Courier Forum on June 12

The event marks the 1st anniversary of the relaunch of the UNESCO Courier.

UNESCO Last Updated at 12 Jun 2018, 00:06 IST France
UNESCO's Courier Forum on June 12
  • Starting at 4 pm, the Forum will also feature a succession of three half-hour panel discussions. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Building a shared future for humankind through dialogue and cooperation will be the theme of the 1st UNESCO Courier Forum, which will take place at the Organization's Headquarters on 12 June (3 pm to 5.30pm).

The event marks the 1st anniversary of the relaunch of the UNESCO Courier which contributes to UNESCO's mission to serve as the international community's laboratory of ideas and is published quarterly both online and in print in nine languages: the six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), Esperanto, Portuguese, and Sardinian.

Despite many changes over the years and a five-year break due to lack of funding, the magazine still pursues its original mission to promote UNESCO's ideals, serve as a platform for dialogue between cultures and international debate. The publication was relaunched in 2017 thanks to the support of the People's Republic of China.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay will open the event alongside Zhuang Rongwen, of China's Administration of the Press and National Publications and Lee, Byong-Hyun, Chairperson of UNESCO's Executive Board.

Keynote addresses about UNESCO as a laboratory of ideas will then be given by Adama Samassekou, President of the World Humanities Conference, Honorary President of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, and Wang Yiwei, Director of China's Institute of International Affairs and Director of Center for European Studies at Renmin University of China.

Starting at 4 pm, the Forum will also feature a succession of three half-hour panel discussions on the following subjects: 1. Common issues and multiple views—listening to diversity, 2. Human faces of global challenges—cooperating with different sensibilities, a 3.Intellectual forum for the world of tomorrow—engaging with new generations.

Notable participants in the panel discussions include distinguished visual artist Fernando Bryce (Peru), Writer, playwright, director, and philosopher Alain Foix (Guadeloupe).

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