The life of ideas is based on concepts and notions that change the course of history. It relies on men and women from around the world who brought their contribution and give birth to new insights. It relies as well on networks and organizations that frame intellectual cooperation.
UNESCO has always hosted major intellectual debates and welcomed the greatest voices of international thought. This commitment to serving long-term thinking, beyond the contingencies of the moment, is a way to strengthen the intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity, where everyone should be able to express themselves freely.
Thanks to this forum, UNESCO promotes exchanges and circles of thoughts within the international community and relies on the work of personalities and institutions involved in the educational, scientific and cultural life.
This initiative highlights UNESCO as a laboratory of ideas with the theme: "UNESCO Forum: Imagining the World to come".