UN News Center:
About 150 youth representatives from around the world gather at the UN Alliance of Civilizations‘ 7th Global Forum being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 25-27 April 2016. Credit: Masayoshi Suga/UN
25 April 2016. Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.
“People are disconnected because they don’t know each other’s experiences,” Rashida M. Namulondo, a storyteller and actress from Uganda, told the UN News Centre today during the pre-opening event of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum Baku 2016, which will formally kick off tomorrow.