Denmark holds conference on Education and inter-cultural understanding

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A three-day Conference on ‘Education for Inter-cultural Understanding and Dialogue’ will start in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, UNESCO said in a statement Monday.

During the conference, experts and practitioners in education and inter-cultural dialogue will share their knowledge and experiences in three working groups: Curriculum and Educational Materials Development; Collaboration between Institutions of Higher Education and Student Exchange Programmes; and Religion and Cultural Diversity.

The conference is a follow-up to the “Conference on Fostering Dialogue among Cultures and Civilizations through Concrete and Sustained Action,” held in Rabat, Morocco, in June 2005.

It aims to further the debate with a specific focus on education.

It is convened by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with UNESCO, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Council of Europe, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the Anna Lindh Foundation.

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