Harmony News: Essay Competition on Unity in Diversity

OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS INTERNATIONAL FORUM

The Unity in Diversity – Bridging Cultures: Building Peace & Development Forum, organized by Global Dialogue Foundation will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on 6-8 February 2011, under the auspices of UNAOC.

At the occasion, an Essay competition invites 18-30 year old people to present local, regional or global perspectives on the topics of the Forum ,  advancing cultural understanding, fostering integration and building inclusive society.. Authors of the two most innovative essays will be invited to address the Forum and will be provided with travel (from within India) and hotel costs for two nights.

Students and youth between the ages 18-30 are invited to participate by submitting their Essay Application on or before 28 January, 2011, midnight (IST), by email to info@globaldialoguefoundation.org

Your essay should be clear, concise and persuasive and written in English. It should be no longer than 500 words and can present local, regional or global perspectives.

Some suggested themes are as follows:
Your views on the topics of the Forum
Concrete initiatives you have heard about
Suggestions to improve understanding between peoples and cultures, religions/faiths, within your community
Your views and visions of the world
Advancing cultural understanding through education
Fostering integration of new settlers in urban and rural areas
Your views on the issues of cultural tensions among people of the world
Using technology to facilitate intercultural understanding
Championing youth to further dialogue and cooperation among cultures

Please include your name, location, website, telephone number, email address.

The Organising Committee will review all applications and select best essays by 31th January, 2011.

Authors of the two most innovative essays will be invited to address the Forum and will be provided with travel (from within India) and hotel costs for two nights in Thiruvananthapuram. For any questions, please contact: the Program Manager by email: info@globaldialoguefoundation.org

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