“Globalization College”: a study day at UNESCO

When :

from Tuesday 25 June, 2013
to Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Type of event :

Interagency meeting

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, 7, place de Fontenoy / 125 avenue de Suffren , 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Ms Julia Carrillo Lerma - 01 45 68 45 56
During the study day, the young participants of this first “Globalization College” will discover the work of UNESCO, its priorities and its different programmes, in particular those aiming at improving social inclusion of youth, and at fostering their participation in peace-building and sustainable development. <br /><br />The day is part of a four-week programme which will be taking them to various European cities where different international organizations are based. From 24 June to 19 July, participants will alternate between seminars and meetings, with a view to approaching, first hand and as a group, the work of international organizations. Young women and men will be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with UNESCO before being introduced to other organizations in Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland. <br /><br />The debates will focus on issues of development and on political, social, economic and cultural issues affecting the “latino” part of the Americas, including the United States of America. Work will thus be articulated around two main themes: “Multilateral Institutions and the Development Agenda” and “Education, Telecommunications, and Social Inequality”. <br /><br />In addition, such a comprehensive and transversal offer of content, incorporating debates, and academic and training elements, will allow participants to explore the high-level educational offer present in Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland, together with business opportunities available throughout the Ibero-American space. <br /><br />Developed within the spirit that marks the work carried out by Espacio de Vinculación, with whom UNESCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2011, this first “Globalization College” aims to offer an environment for knowledge sharing, exchange of best practices, and development of their relational, media and negotiation skills within a framework of cultural diversity. <br /><br />The young participants will jointly develop a project (professional and/or academic), with a view to furthering their understanding of operational cooperation projects at national and regional levels.