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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Values in Play: The Inspiration of Sports

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Perhaps the most resounding value that sports can advance is to reinforce the importance of happiness and human fulfillment.

Five Tips for Twentysomethings Who Want To Make a Difference

Ashley Lohmann | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Ashley Lohmann

Whether you are a poet from Los Angeles or a businessperson from Nairobi, whether you aspire to build a local community center or an international peace initiative, I hope that the lessons I learned from a week of intercultural collaboration will aid your endeavors to shape the future and remind you that you are not alone.

DCMF Leads Charge in Middle East/Africa Media & Information Literacy Plan

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Qatar has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that public and private schools in the Arab Gulf emirate are fully media and information literate by 2014. It is also aiming further afield to reach institutions in the Middle East and Africa.

In Search of an Alliance of Civilizations: Part I

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Democratization, simply defined in the West as free and fair elections, is in and of itself an inadequate tool for changing the status quo in MENA societies. If the players change but the system does not, then there will be no 'Spring.'

The Voices of Religious Youth: Are You Listening?

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Until more non-youth leaders turn to the youth as equitable partners in addressing religious and cultural tension on a global scale, youth involvement will be limited to unproductive demonstrations instead of powerful world movements.

Where Are the Youth Recommendations? UNAOC Youth Leaders Express Extreme Disappointment

Sara Reef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sara Reef

By way of this statement, the 140+ youth delegation attending the Rio Forum wish to express their extreme disappointment at the omission of the recommendations.

From Kansas to Cairo: Introducing Soliya's "Terana" Network

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last June in Cairo, President Barack Obama called for an online network connecting youth from Kansas to Cairo. On 11/9 in New York City, an interna...