United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – Youth Recommendations
The Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. It also helps to counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism. The United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) was established in 2005, at the initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the United Nations.
The Global Forum is the highest-profile event of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, bringing together prominent personalities, current and potential partners, and others from different sectors. For each Global Forum of the UNAOC, a 1 or 2-day preparatory Youth Event is organized in order to help young participants network prepare collective messages. Youth recommendations are then presented to the UNAOC Global Forum.
Youth Events have taken place in:
- Istanbul, Turkey – 2009
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2010
- Doha, Qatar – 2011
- Vienna, Austria – 2013
- Bali, Indonesia – 2014
- Baku, Azerbaijan – 2016
In 2016, in contrast to previous Youth Events, a set of Youth Recommendations was not produced. Instead a “Narratives of Tomorrow” document was produced as part of an online consultation. For more information, see: http://www.unaoc.org/2016/04/during-youth-event-of-7th-unaoc-global-forum-young-leaders-will-shape-narratives-of-tomorrow/.