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28 April, 2016 | Media Center
BAKU: at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

UN News Centre: 27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society. Hans Shakur, a co-founder of GamesForPeace, […]

27 April, 2016 | Media Center
BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

A project platform and network that makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to Berlin’s large non-German speaking population – winner of an intercultural innovation award at a United Nations forum in Baku today – was sparked by one woman’s own migrant experience and the rise of xenophobia in Europe.

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Extremism flourishes when human rights are violated: UN official

The risk of violent extremism and terrorism can be reduced by guaranteeing social and human rights as well as access to opportunities and employment. That’s according to the man who heads a UN initiative which promotes mutual respect among people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.

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

At a United Nations Forum under way in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, senior UN officials today stressed the important role the private sector plays in creating inclusive communities, underscoring that companies cannot operate successfully in societies that fail.

26 April, 2016 | Media Center
BAKU: Violent extremism ‘affront’ to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.

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Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers. UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can craft “their own narrative” by being peacebuilders for a more inclusive and tolerant society.

25 April, 2016 | Media Center
UN Radio reports on the 7th Global Forum both in Arabic and English

The importance of diverse communities living together in harmony is expected to be underlined at a UN conference getting underway in Azerbaijan on Monday. The 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations opens in Baku and has as its theme “Living Together In Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal.”

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BAKU: Youth stress vision of inclusive society at UNAOC forum

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.