Thursday, January 29, 2009

UNESCO's Eyes and Voice in World Economic Forum

Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will be prominently participating at this year's World Economic Forum, which began yesterday and will continue through February 1 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. This is a wonderful opportunity for the over 2,500 participants, including over 40 heads of state, to hear UNESCO's perspective on pressing global concerns.

Matsuura will be a part of panels speaking on cultural literacy and education, and he will also be the speaker in a private morning session on January 30 about the global water crisis. That evening, he will attend a session regarding the relationship between religion and science in society.

UNESCO will also promote its Partnerships for Education platform that stresses how crucial the relationships between civil society, governments, and private sector corporations are in advancing global initiatives such as Education for All.

The forum, themed Shaping the Post-Crisis World, seeks to bring together ideas and agendas of world leaders. Annual meetings are organized by the independent international World Economic Forum, which has run for 38 years, and has a distinguished reputation for promoting dialogue and initiatives worldwide. For more information, schedules, webcasts, and summaries, visit the World Economic Forum Index.

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