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International Conference on the Coalition of Cities against Discrimination, 15-18 May 2012, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea

14.05.2012

Creative Cities for Glocal (Global + Local) Security and Peace in Asia and the Pacific, 15-18 May 2012, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea.

The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for governors, mayors and local governments in Asia and the Pacific regions for sharing best practices and evaluating experiences with others for developing and strengthening their policies to counter all forms of discrimination. Also to advance on the elimination of discrimination in policies and practices through the implementation of Ten Point of Action Plans and to develop concrete activities including a greater social inclusion of city dwellers in the full respect of their political, economic, social, and cultural human rights and fundamental freedoms. 

The Conference theme is Creative Cities for Glocal (Global + Local) Security and Peace, sub-themes are: 1. Human Rights and Cities; 2. Social Inclusion; 3.Cities and Global Environment Change. Participants are invited to have a thematic discussion on discrimination-related issues such as education, culture, housing, employment, economic, environment and others. 


Organizers: Gwangju Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea, Korean National Commission for UNESCO and Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok.

For details please contact Sarinya Sophia, Programme Officer, Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok. E-mail: s.sophia@unesco.org