Articles-Unity in Diversity

-NEW- PepsiCo Australia recognised as world leader in diversity and inclusion with global award

31 May 2018

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-NEW- Diversity and inclusion

Posted 1 Jul 2018

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-NEW- Michelin Releases its First Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Report to Mark United Nations World Diversity Day

21 May 2018

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-NEW- Our culture values difference, fosters inclusion and promotes collaboration

Posted 1 Jul 2018

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-NEW- Religious Diversity Summit at Bloomberg NYC HQ

23 May 2018

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-NEW- PI World Will Spotlight Diversity & Inclusion

12 Apr 2018

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-NEW- Diversity & Inclusion at Henkel

Posted 1 Jul 2018

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-NEW- Achieving Financial Inclusion: Fintech, account usage, and innovation

14 June 2018

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-NEW- Gains in Financial Inclusion, Gains for a Sustainable World

18 May 2018

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-NEW- New Report Analyzes China’s Impressive Trajectory Toward Universal Financial Inclusion

9 Feb 2018

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-NEW- Financial inclusion in Ethiopia: 10 takeaways from the latest Findex

18 June 2018

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-NEW- Why diversity matters

Jan 2015

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-NEW- 3 Ways It Pays to Create a Diverse Workplace

25 Apr 2018

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-NEW- How to Bring in Diversity in Your Organisation

26 Aug 2017

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-NEW- Here's Why Diverse Companies Are Better at Innovating Than Homogenous Companies

6 Dec 2018

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-NEW- Why Gender Diversity In Tech Matters

28 Feb 2018

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-NEW- Closing the Tech Diversity Gap: No Simple Solution

5 Apr 2018

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-NEW- How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

1 Oct 2017

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Unity in Diversity in Your Organization

29 June 2018

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FROM THE FIELD: Finding refuge in the ‘beautiful game’

13 June 2018

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“Unity in Diversity: An Evening of Art and Hope with Nigerian Women”

9 Mar 2018

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Preserving intangible culture for future generations

16 Jan 2018

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What is Cultural Diversity?

Posted 9 Dec 2017

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UN: True, transparent and frank Dialogue must include the Indigenous Communities, by Archbishop Jurkovic

21 Sep 2017

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World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal

16 Jun 2017

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Bali FC players celebrate their diverse religions

8 Jun 2017

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Unity in Diversity Companies - MUMBAI, INDIA



Second Capacity Building Workshop for Intercultural Innovation Award Recipients Held in Gurgaon, India by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW


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Nike launches hijab for female Muslim athletes


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Social Coexistence Is Accomplished with Dialogue, Says Pope Francis


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Inclusive project launches "We create together"


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UN International Tolerance Day celebrated by the Unity in Diversity Citizen's Assembly in India

Posted 26 Nov 2016

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8 Nov 2016

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Pope Explains What Christian Unity Is Not

10 Nov 2016



Pope at General Audience: Mercy of God Works Wonders

9 Nov 2016



Bitola to Host International Conference of Religious and Inter­-civilization Dialogue

1 Nov 2016



How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

1 Oct 2016

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Culture Fit and Diversity - Can They Work Together?

14-16 March 2016

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Culture Amp and Paradigm partnership

14-16 March 2016

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Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society, India Launch

14-16 March 2016

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GDF signs MoU with UN Alliance of Civilizations - towards the nucleus of a planetary citizens assembly

7 May 2016

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'Londoners have chosen unity over division': First Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan blasts rival Zac Goldsmith's 'politics of fear' after winning record vote as top Tory slams 'return of the nasty party'

6 May 2016

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Pope: Europe Needs Capacity to Integrate, Dialogue, Generate

6 May 2016

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Respect for different faiths ?bedrock? and ?prerequisite? of world peace, UN General Assembly told

6 May 2016

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Al-Nasser Remarks at the High-Level Meeting on Religions for Peace

6 May 2016

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The 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Baku, Azerbaijan

29 April 2016

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Al-Nasser Closing Remarks at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku

29 April 2016

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Al-Nasser Remarks on the Baku Process at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

29 April 2016

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Al-Nasser Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Event of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

26 April 2016

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Endorsement of the Baku Declaration at the Ministerial High Level Meeting of the Group of Friends at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

26 April 2016

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During Youth Event of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum young leaders will shape Narratives of Tomorrow for Inclusive Societies

24 April 2016

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BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed commitment to create inclusive societies

27 April 2016

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BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

26 April 2016

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BAKU: violent extremism 'affront' to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

26 April 2016

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BAKU: UN officials call on business leaders to help build inclusive societies

25 April 2016

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International Roma Day

8 April 2016

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International Romani Day (for Romani community) in Macedonia, Republic of

8 April 2016

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Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society India Launch

Presentation by UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (Delivered by Dr. Hanifa Mezoui)
15 March 2016

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Unity in Diversity Peace Garden Inauguration, India

Presentation by Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, Senior Advisor Humanitarian Affairs & Civil Society, UNAOC
16 March 2016

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"Mumbai is a civilization based on democracy, peace, understanding and tolerance"

14 Mar, Interview by DNA India with Dr. Hanifa Mezoui

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Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society, India Launch

12 March 2015Visit website

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The queen urges inclusivity in Commonwealth speech

4 March 2016

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Citizens in India working with the United Nations to build intercultural, inter-religious, inclusive & sustainable societies

12 March 2016 - GDF press release

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Fitch confirms Macedonia?s rating to BB+

20 February 2016

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Macedonian President in Rome: We Have to Create Cohabitation in Order to Have World Peace -

27 January 2016

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Given global tensions, Alliance of Civilizations needed more than ever ? UN officials
1 October 2015 


Peace 'a distant dream' without development, UN high-level forum told

9 September 2015 - United Nations officials today shared...

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Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society Featured at the 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations: Towards a Planetary Citizen's Assembly

New York, 25-27 August 2015 - The 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations celebrated...

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Symposium, Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society

Belgrade 27-31 July, 2015 - Representatives from 30 countries participated in the World Symposium,....

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Blair gets a new job: Former PM set to take up new role as head of group fighting racism and anti-Semitism across Europe

4th June 2015 - Tony Blair will today announce he is taking up a new role heading an organisation dedicated to fighting racism...

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GDF Presentation: Dialogue as Global Trust Building Shaping Common Global Agenda, 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, Baku 17-18 May 2015

Posted 21 May 2015
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3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue ?18-19 May 2015, Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted 17 May 2015 

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Nelson Mandela Prize

Posted 17 May - The United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize is an honorary...

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Nelson Mandela Foundation



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Israel must eliminate racism - PM Netanyahu

4 May 2015 - Israel's prime minister has said racism in the country must be eliminated...

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Turkish premier slams European xenophobia

4 May 2015 ? Xenophobia is one of the ?biggest dangers for the whole of Europe....

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Russia among latest to join China-led development bank


March 29, 2015 (Reuters) ? Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became...

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The Geoglyph symbols are the same as the Rosetta Stone

January 23, 2015 - Professor Aristotle Tentov says that all symbols of Sveti Nikole Geoglyphs...

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Mystical sign gives Macedonians broaden insights about their past

Geoglyphs are works of art created in the earth's soil by organized stacking of stones,...

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Post-Conflict Macedonia - Inclusive Society Model - Update 16-1-2015 (First published 2012)

Jan 15 2015 - Model for Intercultural, inter-ethnic, inter-religious, inclusive and sustainable societies

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Emir Al Thani EMIR OF QATAR welcomed the role of the Republic of Macedonia
in the Alliance of Civilizations.

Jan 15 ? ?The Macedonian model of respect for diversity is a very positive example, which should
be promoted as part of this global initiative?, said the Qatari Emir at the meeting ...

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Israeli Prime Minister Sends Christmas Message to Christians

Rome, December 26, 2014 - Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel,...

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FROM GDF FOUNDER 1992/1992 - 2013/2014

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"...This is the path of peace: dialogue. ..." - His Holiness Pope Francis.
Catholic, Muslim Leaders Join Together to Promote Peace

December 05, 2014 - As the dramatic situation in the Middle East continues, an interreligious meeting....

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Pope Francis played key role in U.S.- Cuba deal

December 17, 2014 - WASHINGTON ? A personal appeal by Pope Francis played a key role....

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Putin in India: Key Deals on Oil, Gas and Atomic Energy Signed Between India and Russia

11 Dec - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured President Vladimir Putin ...

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Belgrade-Budapest railway-related agreements signed in the presence of
prime ministers of China, Serbia, Hungary and Macedonia.

DECEMBER 17, 2014  - BELGRADE -- Two agreements on cooperation between the Serbian and...

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In Turkey, Pope Francis Advocates Dialogue in Battling ?Fanaticism?

28 Nov - ISTANBUL ? In his first visit as pope to a predominantly Muslim country....

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Pope's Address to Turkish Authorities

Vatican City, November 28, 2014 - Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis'...

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Pope Francis prays alongside Grand Mufti in Istanbul?s Blue Mosque

Saturday 29 November 2014 - In a gesture designed to highlight his commitment to inter-faith?...

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Pope Francis Bows, Asks For Blessing From Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
In Extraordinary Display Of Christian Unity

30 Nov 2014 - ISTANBUL (AP) ? Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox...

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President Obama announces new civil society initiative


October 7, 2014 - President Barack Obama announced a new presidential initiative...

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Peace means dignity, well-being for all, not just absence of war - UN officials


September 9, 2014 - Underscoring that peace is more than just the absence of war...

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Macedonian Business Forum in Toronto


September 4, 2014 - On 23 and 24 October will be held Macedonian Business Forum in Toronto...

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Sixth Global Forum on UN WEB TV


UN WEB TV Coverage of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Sixth Global Forum....

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30 Aug 2014 - I am grateful for your thoughtful and helpful interventions during....

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UN officials hail role of cultural, religious dialogue in advancing peace, development


29 August 2014 ? United Nations officials today highlighted the important role played by the ....

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Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, The United Nations High Representative For The Alliance of Civilizations, Before The Ministerial Segment Of Sixth UNAOC Global Forum 


29 Aug 2014 - I am pleased to you to our ministerial segment of the 6th Global...

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Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, The United Nations High Representative For The Alliance of Civilizations Before The Sixth UNAOC Global Forum 


28 Aug 2014 - Selamat dating! Good morning and welcome to Bali.

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Statement of the High Representative at the Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) Ceremony 


28 Aug 2014 - Distinguished Head of States and Governments, Honorable Ministers

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In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future 


28 Aug 2014 - Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia...

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Statement of the High Representative - Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) encounter with the press 


28 Aug 2014 - I am really pleased to see you all here today on this beautiful island...

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High-Representative Al-Nasser Inaugurates the Youth Event at the 6th UNAOC Global Forum in Bali, Indonesia 


28 Aug 2014 - It is quite a pleasure for me to being activities of the 6th UNAOC Forum

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Remarks by H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, The United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Before the Focal Points Meeting 


28 Aug 2014 - Welcome to Bali! Today, we celebrate our 6th Global Forum

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Unity in Diversity - Op-ed by Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser 


24 Aug 2014 - Unity In Diversity - Op-ed by Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

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BMW Group and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Announce Finalists for the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award 


24 Aug 2014 - Since 2011, UNAOC and the BMW Group

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Unity in Diversity - Workshop UN DPI/ NGO Conference, UN New York


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The UNAOC Sixth Global Forum in Bali: Unity in Diversity, Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values


21 August 2014 - The Alliance of Civilizations Sixth Global Forum, hosted by the Government of Indonesia?....

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World Civil Society - Message From Founder


6 August 2014 - Today the world is extremely mixed and polarized,


Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church


28 Jul 2014 - VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church...

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Jean Christophe Bas: "When you live in peace, you don?t realise how much of a privilege it is"


17.07.2014 - Jean Christophe Bas is heading in a new direction.

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Inauguration - Unity in Diversity Peace Garden Nashville, TN, USA


7 July 2014 - The inauguration of the Unity in Diversity Peace Garden at Scarritt Bennett...

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"Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion" - Best Wishes JC Bas on New Role

24 Jun 2014 - My dear friend, Jean-Christophe Bas (in picture on left side), a major change agent and leader at...


Pope Francis' Address to Delegation from the Patriarchate of Constantinople


Vatican City, June 29, 2014 - Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address to the delegation...

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US Bishops, Iranian Religious Leaders Make Joint Declaration on Life, Dignity


Washington, D.C., June 18 - Catholics and Shia Muslims oppose actions that endanger the life, health...

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Global Donors Forum - Celebrating Philanthropy In Emerging Economies - Forging Strategic Partnerships?


19 April 2014 ? Organized by the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists...

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Ivanov: Macedonia has the right to be proud of conditions it has created for the Roma?


8 April 2014 ? On the occasion of 8 April International Roma Day, President Ivanov...

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Marking International Day, UN urges full inclusion of Roma people in decision-making in Europe?


8 April 2014 ? On International Roma Day, the United Nations...

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Unity in Diversity Peace Garden - Nashville, TN, USA?


9 April 2014 ? A few years ago, I had the pleasure to meet 14 year old Kiran Thawardas...

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UNAOC Informal Meeting: Unity in Diversity ? World Civil Society?

21 February 2014 ? Remarks by H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, The UN High Representative for The Alliance Of Civilizations... Read more Welcome remarks

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On International Day, UN urges support for ?Mother Languages?, linguistic diversity?

21 February 2014 ? International Mother Language Day celebrates linguistic and cultural... Read more


Remarks of H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations On Social Inclusion and Migration: Developments for the 2015 Agenda


February 10, 2014 - At the outset, I would like to welcome President Zapatero...

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Pope Says Diversity Is Key to Peaceful Coexistance 


Vatican City, November 28, 2013 - Meeting with participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical...

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States, civil society embarking on new partnership, says UN Assembly President

3 October 2013 ? The General Assembly is embarking on a new partnership between Member States... Read more


Unity in Diversity Peace Garden Thomastown West Primary School, Melbourne, Australia

20 September 2013 - We have just completed stage one of our peace garden. Read more


Unity in Diversity Peace Garden, Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, TN, USA

On May 18, we had our celebration event, which was a great success. Read more


Apathy, democracy's most insidious enemy, can be remedied with inclusive participation ? UN chief

15 September 2013 ? This year's International Day of Democracy falls amid volatile political. Read more


International Conference ?Imagine the Common Good?? ?Debates on: ?Unity in Diversity? - FRANCE

15 Aug 2013 - Bridge Builder Newsletter - Download Visit Conference website...


UN hearings offer civil society opportunity to help shape global debate on migration

15 July 2013 - The President of the General Assembly today urged representatives of civil...

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Strengthening the role of Civil Society to promote intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion- Baku 2013

Posted on June 3, 2013 - At the 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku ...

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Message of the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations for Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion

17 May - The UN General Assembly declared May 21st as the World Day for Diversity.

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In ?time of tension,? role of Alliance of Civilizations must be enhanced, says Ban

13 May 2013 ? In an increasingly interdependent world with diverse cultures exposed to...

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MACEDONIA - In Tetovo Third Time Celebrating Diversity

15 May - Under the motto "Different but Equal" in Tetovo Cultural Center...

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MACEDONIA - The Third World Conference on Dialogue among Religions and Civilizations Finished

11 May - With the adoption of the Declaration in Skopje tonight, the third World Conference on Dialogue...

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The World Religious Conference Has Begun

11 May - Approximately 110 foreign and 150 domestic guests participated ...

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Global migration can spur opportunity for social and economic growth, Ban says
22 April 2013 ? The United Nations Commission on Population and Development kicked off...


General Assembly, in special debate, aims to boost interaction between UN and G20
15 April 2013 ? The United Nations General Assembly today is holding a thematic debate with the Group... Read more


Revitalization can ensure General Assembly becomes ?parliament of nations? ? President
2 April 2013 ? Revitalizing the General Assembly can help ensure that the chief deliberative... Read more


Marking International Day of Nowruz, Ban calls on cultures to protect environment
21 March 2013 - The Persian spring festival of Nowruz celebrates not just the diversity and...


Remittance Hit $534 Billion in 2012, Setting New Record
Despite a sluggish economy, a report issued by the World Bank finds that...


UNAOC Engaging with Civil Society to Work More Effectively in Promoting Dialogue and Understanding
11 March 2013 - One of the outcomes of the 5th Global Forum of the UNAOC, which was held in Vienna...


Whittlesea Community Leadership Network Victoria Inc. (WCLN) Launch Day (Melbourne - Australia)  
25 Feb - We gather this evening to celebrate the Official launch...

Grassroots initiative - Whittlesea leadership network prepares to launch
18 February 2013 - A NEW organisation will help those who help others in their roles as community...

Post Conflict Macedonia - Inclusive Society Model
21 December 2012 - The purpose of this paper is to provide information on the processes undertaken to establish ...

...bridging the gap among people of different cultures

BUDAPEST, Hungary, SEPT. 4, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In a message to Maria Voce, president of the ...

Diaspora's... the value of remittances in 2011 throughout the world totalled $489 billion

1 September 2012 - This is a part of the analysis of the macroeconomics portal that monitors economic developments...


1 September 2012 - Global Dialogue Foundation was recently invited to attend the 3rd annual United Nations ...

Multicultural Gala Dinner - Melbourne 2012

22 August 2012 - On the evening of Friday the 17th of August, Global Dialogue Foundation...

Diasporas in Australia: Launch of Australian Research Council Report

16 August, 2012 - Canberra, Australia - The three-year research project ? Diasporas in Australia: Current and Potential Links...

Press Release, Secretary Clinton to Host Global Diaspora Forum

July 25, 2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the second annual Global Diaspora Forum at...

Culture and tradition can help Paci?c nations deal with climate change: PM Lilo

09/07/2012, Cultural knowledge can help Paci?c nations ?nd solutions to dealing with the impacts of climate...

UN Alliance of Civilizations Partners Forum Draws to A Close
Posted 2nd June 2012 - Convened at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep...

TALKING POINTS - Istanbul Partners Forum, Pledging Conference
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At Alliance of Civilizations meeting, Ban calls for tolerance and cooperation
31 May 2012 ? Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for tolerance and..

Do One Thing for Diversity & Inclusion 2012 in the City of Whittlesea, Victoria (Australia)
25 May 2012 - City of Whittlesea?s Community Leadership Network participated...

Buddhist teachings offer insights into achieving a sustainable future ? Ban
5 May 2012 ? The teachings of Buddhism can offer signi?cant insights on how to improve...

Al-Nasser urges strengthening Alliance of Civilizations as a global mediation tool
22 March 2012 ? The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today...

Live UN Debate on Cross-Cultural Issues


22/3/2012, The General Assembly and The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) are hosting a thematic...

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On International Day of Nowruz, UN of?cials call for renewed unity among cultures
21 March 2012 ? The spirit of peace and unity that lies at the core of Nowruz, the spring festival...

Unity in Diversity makes its start in Cameroon, Africa
21 February 2012 ? A group of committed civil society activists came together in Yaounde, Cameroon...

UNESCO chief warns crucial yet ?fragile? linguistic heritage in danger
21 February 2012 ? Language is a key ally in the ?ght against discrimination, the head of the United..

UN of?cial stresses importance of cooperation between Africa and its diasporas
16 February 2012 ? A senior United Nations of?cial today stressed the importance of establishing..


UN of?cials underline religions? role in promoting global harmony
7 February 2012 ? The President of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today..


Our Destinies Are Linked, Reminds Pope
VATICAN CITY, JAN. 12, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says that to overcome the challenges...
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Developing ?Unity in Diversity? with participants at the UNAOC Doha Forum
24 December 2011 - At the 4th UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum which was held in Doha...

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Pope: Interdependence Not a Threat, But an Opportunity
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 15, 2011 (Zenit.org).- In an address to 11 new ambassadors to the Holy See...
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Ban urges Alliance of Civilizations to ?ght extremism, promote tolerance
11 December 2011 ? Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged members of the Alliance of Civilizations...

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UN Alliance of Civilizations IV annual Forum to be held December 11-13, 2011 in Doha, Qatar, under the theme ?Intercultural Dialogue to Boost Development?
December 7, 2011 - Starting Sunday, December 11, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations...

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Posted 10 December, 2011 - Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint  Nasser is well known as a champion for...

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GDF's CEO keynote speech at Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services AGM
30 November 2011 - Many thanks to Noemi, Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services and members for inviting me to speak with you tonight....

Citizen Diplomacy : How Ordinary People can Change the World
11 November 2011 - The event was jointly presented by ACCESS-Australian Institute of International Affairs and Global Dialogue Foundation.


On UN Day, Ban underlines need for unity to confront global challenges


24 October 2011 ? Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for unity as the world seeks...


Dialogue vital tool to foster understanding among different faiths ? UN expert


20 October 2011 - An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the vital role...


Open Forum: Global Dialogue Foundation gives decisive contribution to launching UNAOC Civil Society chapter in Australia
10 October 2011 - During a rare visit last week, the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, His Excellency Dr. Jorge Sampaio, (transcript of speech) ...

Faith Is Good for the Country, Say Cardinal Scherer


São Paulo, Brazil, OCT. 6, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The good Christian is also called to be a good citizen;


Strengthening the role of community, business and non-government organisations in cross-cultural understanding


29 September 2011 - Under the auspices of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), GDF...

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Role of Alliance of Civilizations more vital than ever, say UN of?cials


23 September 2011 - With its ability to foster cross-cultural understanding among peoples...

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UN of?cials call for more action to ?stem the tide? of racism and intolerance


22 September 2011 - Ten years after a global conference in Durban, South Africa, sought to uproot...

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Assembly chief opens annual UN debate with pledge to partner for peace


21 September 2011 - Welcoming world leaders to the United Nations, the President of the General...

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General Assembly opens new session with plea for unity to tackle global crises


13 September 2011 - The General Assembly today opened its annual session with a fervent plea for...

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Ethical tourism vital to protect planet, UN of?cials underline


15 September 2011 - United Nations of?cials today stressed that the tourism industry must ensure it does business in...

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UN independent expert urges Morocco to promote cultural rights and diversity


16 September 2011 - The United Nations independent expert on cultural rights today urged Morocco to further...

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UN chief and Kiribati leader warn over climate change threat to Paci?c islands


5 September 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, today stressed that...

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BMW Group and UN Alliance of Civilizations Launch Award to Foster Innovation in Cross-cultural Dialogue


Munich - New York, August 29, 2011. In an unprecedented partnership with the private sector, the... 

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UN must reform to ful?l role in 21st century, General Assembly President stresses
10 August 2011 - The main bodies of the United Nations such as the Security Council and the Economic and...

Unity in Diversity Lecture : Doing  Business in a Multicultural World - Under UNAOC auspices
Posted 3 August 2011 - The Inaugural Lecture of the UNAOC Series was held by Centre for Management in Mumbai...

High Level Meeting on Youth at the United Nations General Assembly
Posted on July 29, 2011 - On July 25 and 26, over 500 youth representatives from all over the world came to the General...

Marking International Friendship Day, UN chief urges global amity
30 July 2011 - On the ?rst International Day of Friendship, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the...

UN high-level forum spotlights young people's potential as agents of change
25 July 2011 - Hundreds of young people converged on the United Nations in New York today as the General...

Invitation to Unity in Diversity Lecture Series under the auspices of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations 
22 July 2011 - We are pleased to invite you to participate in the launch of the "Unity in Diversity" Lecture Series ...

Deiss urges ?exibility as Assembly debates stronger UN role in global governance 
28 June 2011 - The President of the General Assembly Joseph Deiss today urged States to be ?exible and...

Facing Tomorrow 2011
Posted 23 June 2011 - the third annual Conference under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres,
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Ivanov: Macedonia, a model of religious freedom
22 June 2011 - Macedonian President, George Ivanov, during his speech in the conference "Facing tomorrow 2011"...

Vatican Of?cial Backs a Next Step for Multiculturalism
ROME, JUNE 2, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Instead of multiculturalism, it's time to speak of interculturalism, according...

Secretary-General presses for bold measures to meet development goals
2 June 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged ministers from around the world to act boldly to...

Ban urges tolerance and social inclusion in an age of global emigration
1 June 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to deepen its commitment to the common...

SG and High Rep at Inter-Ethnic Cities Conference in Rome
June 1, 2011 - The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored an International Conference on the Inter-Ethnic...

The Secretary's Global Diaspora Forum - Diaspora, Diplomacy & Development
Posted 25 May 2011 - The Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships, in collaboration with the US Agency...

GDF IN ACTION: Do One Thing for Diversity & Inclusion
Posted 23 May 2011 - Celebrating UN World Day for Cultural Diversity.

Peace and solidarity only possible when there is cultural diversity, Ban stresses
21 May 2011 - Cultural diversity brings vital spiritual, social and economic bene?ts, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today...

Unity in Diversity : An Innovative Project at UN Alliance of Civilizations Pre-Forum in Doha
11 May 2011 - The UN Alliance of Civilization Pre-Forum dedicated to Civil Society was held in Doha, Qatar on 3-4 May 2011.

General Assembly designates friendship day and grants EU higher participation status 
3 May 2011 - The General Assembly today voted to upgrade the status of the European Union?s (EU) participation at the... 

Ban calls for greater cooperation between UN and Russia on global governance
22 April 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the strong partnership between Russia and the United Nations...

Global governance has topped the agenda...
18 April 2011 - Global governance has topped the agenda in talks between General Assembly President Joseph Deiss...

Calls for Integration in Society
ROME, APRIL 21, 2011 (Zenit.org).- A history of discrimination and persecution, including genocide perpetrated...

GDF's Unity in Diversity highlighted as a practical solution at World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
11 April - Hosted by the Government of Azerbaijan, the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue was held on 7-9 April,

Maronite Patriarch Stresses Unity in Diversity
ROME, APRIL 15, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The new patriarch of the Maronite Church was in Rome this week, af?rming a vision of unity and diversity.

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations DOHA PRE-FORUM 2011
Posted 31 March - Connecting the UNAOC'ss mission and the MDG: an Agenda for Collaborative Action.

General Assembly President stresses central role of UN in   global governance
31 March 2011 - The United Nations and its General Assembly have a central role to play in shaping a global governance...

Forum Opens for Those Approaching God as the Unknown
PARIS, MARCH 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The Courtyard of the Gentiles, a new forum for dialogue between believers and...


Everything you need to know: Vernal or spring equinox 2011 

20 March  - In 2011, the vernal or spring equinox comes on March 20 at 23:21 UTC. To understand what happens...

Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, Nevruz
Posted 21 March  - Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is urging Italian administrators to remember the twin concepts ...

UN Year of global cultural rapprochement closes with warning of challenges ahead 
11 March 2011 - The United Nations today formally closed the year it had dedicated to bridging the gulf between...

Statement of International Catholic-Jewish Committee
PARIS, MARCH 3, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the joint declaration of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious...

Unity in Diversity Forum, Student & Youth Essay Competition Winners:
India Category:  1. Rituparna Mallick, Download  2. Shaili Pandia, Download
International Category: 1. Anna Malinovskaya, Download  2. Chndyli Tara G. Rogel, Download

10 February 2011 - The second session of the ?Unity in Diversity? Forum, an initiative of Global Dialogue Foundation, and convened...

5 Feb 2011- The ?rst United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) themed-forum in South Asia will take place in Kerala, India,

Unity in Diversity Forum in Kerala: A New Development of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in India
27th January, 2011 - The Global Dialogue Foundation together with co-organizing partners, SAGE, PeaceWorks and PNCA,

Benedict XVI: We Are One Family
VATICAN CITY, JAN. 16, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is af?rming that, despite the differences that exist among...

Posted 19 January 2011 - The Unity in Diversity - Bridging Cultures: Building Peace & Development Forum, organized by...

Unity in Diversity Forum, Thiruvananthapuram, India 6-8 February 2011
Posted 19 Jan - Presented by Global Dialogue Foundation and co-organising partners SAGE Foundation, PeaceWorks and Pravasi Nivasi Cultural Association,...

From ?ghting poverty to building a safer world, UN chief outlines priorities for 2011
14 January 2011 - From promoting sustainable development and mitigating climate change to empowering women to ...

Vatican Seeks Faith-Culture Dialogue With US
ATLANTA, DEC. 10, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Ponti?cal Council for Culture is looking to collaborate with organizations ...

Unity in Diversity, Forum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- India, 6 - 8 February, 2011.

Inside the Global Governance of the United Nations General Assembly
1 November 2010 - What goes on behind closed doors inside the United Nations, the international organization which...

30 October 2010 - The Expo 2010 in Shanghai gave the center stage to cultural dialogue on Friday October 22nd by featuring...

19 Oct 2010 - From 10-12 October, political leaders, civil society activists, private sector and media representatives came together...
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ROME, OCT. 13, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As the synod fathers gathered at the Vatican to begin the second day of the Special Assembly ...

The inaugural Global Dialogue Forum ends with great success
17 Oct 2010 - We are pleased to announce that the inaugural "Unity in Diversity" Global Dialogue Forum, Bridging Cultures - Building Peace, under the auspices of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ended with great success.
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The Unity in Diversity Forum: Towards a new momentum for intercultural understanding and cooperation 
5 Oct 2010 - The organising committtee from the Global Dialogue Foundation are adding the final touches...
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NEW YORK, SEPT. 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Voicing opposite positions and irreconcilable ideologies is not truly dialogue, a Vatican...
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Melbourne to Host inaugural Global Dialogue Forum, 10-12 October.
Posted 17 September,  2010; Hosted by the Global Dialogue Foundation under the auspices of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations... 

Assembly President calls on Member States to be 'brave enough' to move forward
29 September 2010 - The General Assembly wrapped up its opening annual session today with a fervent appeal from its...

Libya proposes turning General Assembly into world parliament
29 September 2010 - Libya has proposed strengthening the General Assembly to function as the world's premier legislative body...

NEW YORK, SEPT. 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Voicing opposite positions and irreconcilable ideologies is not truly dialogue, a Vatican...

Countries welcome new Assembly President's focus on global governance
21 September 2010 - Several countries have expressed support for the initiative of the General Assembly President to make...

Mexico urges protection of migrants in statement to General Assembly 
28 September 2010 - Mexico today urged all United Nations Member States to ratify the international convention that calls for...

Tragedy of slavery should give rise to respect of cultural diversity - UN
23 August 2010 - Marking the day dedicated to the remembrance of the tragedy of the slave trade and the abolition of servitude...

Top UN official urges young people to use their voices to promote understanding
18 August 2010 - The second annual Global Model United Nations conference, bringing together hundreds of students from more...

Posted 14 Aug 2010 - Hundreds of Students from across the World simulate a UN Summit on the Alliance of Civilizations

Launching International Year of Youth, UN urges dialogue, respect across generations
12 August 2010 - The International Year of Youthkicked off today with calls from United Nations officials to harness the talents...

Ban urges young people to use their voices to build tolerance, understanding
14 August 2010 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants at a United Nations student forum to use their voices for...

Queen Elizabeth II hails UN's leadership in ever-changing world
6 July 2010 - Addressing the United Nations for the first time in more than 50 years, Queen Elizabeth II today lauded the world body for...

...the secret of the future lies in the dialogue...
ROME, JUNE 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The secretary of the Pontifical Council of Migrants and Travelers is stressing the need to move...

III rd UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum - Summary of events and major announcements 
POSTED 22 June, 2010 - This is a list of major announcements at the Rio forum...

OSCE: Istanbul forum is step towards Asia- Europe dialogue
7 June - Kazakhstan views the Turkey Forum as an important step towards the development of dialogue between nations of Asia and...

Address of the President at the Third Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia 
8 June 2010 - Distinguished participants. It is my special pleasure to greet this prestigious forum which promotes peace, security and...

NICOSIA, Cyprus, JUNE 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI explained to the small Catholic community in Cyprus today that interreligious...

Tony Blair welcomes the University of Western Australia to the Faith and Globalisation initiative 
7 June - The University of Western Australia has become the ?rst Australian University and the ?fth in the world to partner with the Tony...

Universal Truth, Rays of Light for the future
4 June 2010 - There is such truth that only God knows. It is inextricably bound in the rays of light, in the movements and patterns of life...

VENICE, Italy, JUNE 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- On June 21, some 50 people from 20 countries, Christian and Muslim, will gather for a...

GDF forms partnership with the UN Alliance of Civilizations 
31 May 2010 - In conjunction with Deloitte, British Council and Vivendi, Global Dialogue Foundation partnered with the Alliance...

VATICAN CITY, MAY 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).-Benedict XVI is affirming that in the question of migration, theunderstanding of rights must...

GDF voice at UN Alliance of Civilizations RIO FORUM, 27 May 2010
27 May 2010 - At the Open Space of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Global Dialogue Foundation's C.E.O...

Intercultural dialogue crucial for world peace, Ban tells Security Council 
26 May 2010 - The Security Council today highlighted the vital role of intercultural dialogue in securing global peace, with Secretary...

UN Alliance of Civilizations Rio Forum, 27-29 May 2010
On 27-29 May 2010, a powerful network of over 2,000 political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, youth, journalists, foundations,

GDF Unity in Diversity-10.10.10, Melbourne Summit, 10-12 Oct. 2010
In collaboration with the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Global Dialogue Foundation will be hosting the inaugural Pacific dialogue summit...

World Conference on Dialogue among Religions and Civilizations - Ohrid 2010
Second World Conference on Inter-Religious and Inter-Civilization Dialogue : ?Religion and Culture - Unbreakable Chain Among Nations?..

Commitment to Intercultural Exchanges Discussed
VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI received in audience today the president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, during...

VATICAN CITY, MAY 6, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The time is now for the Orthodox and Catholic Churches to take a step toward unity, and for...

LONDON, APRIL 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The task of interreligious dialogue isn't only a task for leaders of the world's religions, but rather...

US President Obama hosts Muslim business summit 
27 April 2010 - US President Barack Obama has announced a series of educational and business exchanges in an effort to improve...

Ban issues call for religious leaders to foster dialogue between cultures
27 April 2010 - Religious leaders have a vital part to play in promoting dialogue between different cultures and societies at a time when...

Intercultural dialogue is a must in ever more connected world, Ban says
21 April 2010 - With the implosion of financial markets on Wall Street and the explosion of a volcano in Iceland highlighting in just two...

...tolerance and dialogue among believers will prevail...
VATICAN CITY, MARCH 31, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will pray next month that tolerance and dialogue among believers will

Prime Minister (Australian) Speech: Today we launch the National Compact... a new era of collaboration between the Australian Government and community and not-for-pro?t organisations...
17 March 2010... I acknowledge the First Australians on whose land we meet, and whose cultures we celebrate as among the oldest...

23 March 2010 - Investment reforms and international cooperation are among the ingredients necessary to procure the finances needed

Secretary-General marks first International Day for Nowruz with call for peace
21 March 2010 - Celebrating the first-ever United Nations International Day of Nowruz, the spring festival of Persian origin, Secretary-