UNAOC-Education First Summer School: Call for applications
an article by United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
is collaborating with Education First (EF) in the
context of the first UNAOC-EF Summer School, which
will take place in Tarrytown, NY, USA, from 24 to 31
of August 2013.
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This UNAOC-EF Summer School will bring together
100 youth from all over the world for a week of
discussions on pressing global challenges within
the context of cultural and religious diversity.
Several skills-building workshops will be offered
with a view to strengthen participants’ ability on
topics such as peacebuilding, human rights,
advocacy, social entrepreneurship, etc.
This year marks the fourth UNAOC Summer School.
Youth (between 18 and 35) who are interested in
attending this year’s summer school can apply at www.UNAOCE
FSummerSchool.org on or before 31 May 2013. [Later note: the deadline has been extended to 15 June 2013.]
Selected participants will be provided with flight,
accommodation, meals and full event access.
We encourage you to share this message with your
networks of young people who might be interested by
the UNAOC-EF Summer School.
For more information about the UNAOC-EF Summer
School, please contact info@unao
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