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Program
(preliminary draft program, subject to change)
 
 
VENUE: MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
Cnr. Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne Vic 3000

 
Sunday, 10 October 2010

 
15:00-17:30
 
 
Informal welcome - (Supper Room, Level 3)
  • Meet with other participants, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Global Dialogue Foundation in a relaxed environment
  • Multicultural performances organised in partnership with communities
 
 


 
Monday, 11 October 2010

 
08:00-09:00
 
 
Registration (Swanston Hall, Ground Floor)
 
09:00-10:00
 
OPENING SESSION
  • Welcome to country, Ringo Terrick - Wurundjeri Council Elder
  • K.K. Sarachandra Bose - Hon. Chairperson, Global Dialogue Foundation
  • H.E. Jorge Sampaio - High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Former President, Portugal (by video)
  • Hon. Telmo Languiller, MP 
  • Sam Afra - Chairperson, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
  • Wesa Chau - Honorary President, Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) & Young Victorian of the Year 2010
 
10:00-11:00


 
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: A World Perspective on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jean-Christophe Bas - Senior Adviser, Strategic Development and Partnerships, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
 
11:00-11:30
 
 
Coffee break
 
11:30-13:00
 
 
ROUNDTABLE: Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, as seen from the Asia Pacific Region
  • Fethi Mansouri - Professor in Migration and Intercultural Research, Director, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia
  • Sam Sefuiva - Human Rights Commission, New Zealand
  • Hon. John Pandazopolous MP - State Member for Dandenong
  • Vinod Mirchandani - Country Manager (India), University of Melbourne
  • Dr. M. Syafi'i Anwar - Executive Director of ICIP (International Center for Islam and Pluralism), Indonesia
  • Moderator: Amy Lamoin, Australian Human Rights Commission
 
13:00-14:30
 
 
Lunch 
 
14:30-16:00
 
 
SHOWCASING PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS: four parallel workshop sessions
 
PROJECTS SELECTED FROM THE "MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS" PRESENTING IN THIS SESSION:
 
 
Focus 1: Integrating Migrants
  • Humanitarian Crisis Hub - "Stories of Survival"
  • Western Bulldogs - "Football and more, much much more"
  • Victorian Arab Social Services - "Almousawaht! (A Fair Go)"
  • Essendon Football Club - "Unity Cup"
  • Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre- "Lead the Way"
  • Sanctuary Australia Foundation - "Local People-Global Impact"
Moderator: Con Pagonis
 
 
Focus 2: Shaping Perceptions, Challenging Stereotypes - The Role of the Media Today
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria - "Kaleidoscopic Kultures"
  • New Australia Media,
  • Sacha Payne - Senior Journalist & Producer, Special Broadcasting Service
  • Nasya Bahfen - RMIT School of Media and Communication 
Moderator: Hugh Jorgensen

 
Focus 3: Education, Culture, Developing Social Cohesion
  • Y-Gap - "Expanding Educational Opportunities"
  • The Children's Sanctuary - "Sorsadam School Project"
  • Norman Sheehan - Associate Prof, Indigenous Knowledge and Design Anthropology, Swinburne University
  • Cultural Infusion - ?Building Cultural Harmony & Well-being?
  • OnSide Victoria - Patrizia Torelli
Moderator: Sarai Cosgrove

 
Focus 4: Intercultural and Interfaith Development - Religion, Faith & Traditional Faith
  • InterAction - ?iAct? youth fellowship
  • Centre for Multicultural Youth - "Muticultural Multifaith Youth Mentoring & Leadership"
  • Brahma Kumaris - ?Pause for Peace?
  • Art of Living - "Faith in Action"
  • Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC), Chennai, India - ?Encouraging Mutual Understanding?
  • Desmond Cahill - Professor of Intercultural Studies, RMIT University
  • Yasser Soliman - Former President, Islamic Council of Victoria

 
16:00-16:30
 
 
AWARD CEREMONY of the 10.10.10 Children's Drawing Contest
?Me and the others?
 Presented by UNESCO Observatory (University of Melbourne)
 
 
16:30-17:00
 
 
Coffee break
 
17:00-18:00
 

Conversation among students of various cultural backgrounds
(Chinese, Indian, Australian)


 
 
Tuesday, 12 October 2010 - (Swanston Hall, Ground Floor)

 
09:00-10:00
 
 
Reporting of the four parallel sessions
 
 
10:00-11:00
 
 
ROUNDTABLE: "Building Public-Private Partnerships" - Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
  • Don Carroll - Director of Gujarat NRE Coking Coal and a former BHP Billiton Executive)
  • Dr Rohitas Batta -  Chair, Education Chapter & Vice Chair Ethnic Communities Council NSW
  • Graziella Thake - FOStR Foundation for Social Responsibility, New Zealand

 
11:00-12:00
 
 
The Way Forward: Defining a Plan of Action
 
The aim of this session will be to discuss the following issues and questions among small groups, coordinated by one or two session leaders:
  • what kind of practical action can be undertaken to advance cultural diversity and inclusion?
  • how to build synergy and complementarity between the Plan of Action and of the UN Alliance of Civilizations?
  • to adopt a list of individual pledges to promote understanding and cooperation among people and cultures
 
12:00-12:15
 
 
 MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS, Awards ceremony
 
 
12:15-12:45
 
 
CLOSING SESSION: Adoption of the Plan of Action
 
Press Conference
 

Web link:
http://www.unaoc.org/