Building peace in the minds of men and women

Fifth Pilot Session of the UNESCO Manual on Intercultural Dialogue based on Human Rights

When, local time: 
Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Tunisia, Tunis
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Joyce Monteiro, j.monteiro@unesco.org; Ann-Belinda Preis, ab.preis@unesco.org

UNESCO, in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, will organize the fifth pilot session of the UNESCO Manual on Intercultural Competences Based on Human Rights in Tunis, Tunisia from 27 to 28 October 2018.

Against the backdrop of greater cultural diversity and intercultural contact within the region, the manual presents a timely, accessible and adaptable activity to help develop diverse intercultural competences – the prerequisite skills and behaviors needed to enhance intercultural understanding and dialogue for the prevention and resolution of conflict and the promotion of sustainable development.

The activity will include a training of trainers session with educators and civil society leaders, as well as a pilot session - facilitated by newly trained local personnel – within young women and men focusing on issues related to human rights and global citizenship.

The session in Tunisia seeks to test the manual’s adaptability and effectiveness, both from the perspective of facilitation, and with regard to its ability to build individual capacities for intercultural dialogue and understanding. Lessons learnt from this pilot session will feed into the global evaluation of the activity, as well as directing adaptions to maximize the relevance of the activity within the Arab region.