The International Conference of National Commissions for UNESCO entitled “Euro-Arab Dialogue: contribution to a new humanism”
31 May - June 1 in Vienna
The main objective of the conference co-organized by UNESCO and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, was to explore ways of generating innovative actions and adopting, as a result of the meeting, new Terms of references and an Action plan aimed at developing Euro-Arab cooperation, particularly around the concept of the “new humanism”.
The UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, opened the Conference, together with Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Founder and Chairman of MBI Al Jaber Foundation, Mr Mustafa Abushagur, First Deputy Prime Minister of Libya, and Mr Sebastian Kurz, State Secretary in the Ministry of Interior of Austria. Representatives of more than 40 National Commissions as well as several international organizations, such as ISESCO, ALECSO, and Anna Lindh Foundation took part in the work of Conference.
EWC's Executive Director took part in the meeting and was the moderator for the session on "Cooperation with institutional and civil society partners and the youth".
Information sources: UNESCO Media Services