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Launch of UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador Network in Thailand, 19 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand


UNESCO-Concordian Joint Workshop "Youth Visions of the Future from Dreams of Peace to Reality" to launch UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador Network in Thailand 

Venue: Concordian International School, 918 Moo 8, Tambon Bangkaew, Amphur Bangplee Samutprakarn 10540 Bangkok, Thailand 

OrganizersConcordian International SchoolUNESCO Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific

In January 2011 the Joint UNESCO-Concordian Conference “I Dream of Peace” was held in Bangkok with the active participation by students from a number of schools. The students presented many of their aspirations. This year we would like to gather youth as well as institutional facilitators together to discuss the outcomes of the peace related activities in their institutions (high schools, universities and NGOs), to share ideas that may held in activities in different spaces and places this year. 

We expect Youth from high schools, universities and NGOs. In order to help ensure continuity we also welcome Institutional Facilitators to join. Those applying to attend should give name, institution, age, and reasons to join, in English. The event will be conducted in English, although individual group planning may be done in other languages.

We request pre-registration for the limited spaces by 1 May to UNESCO by Email: 

Expected Outcomes for Youth Participants
We expect participants to network with each other, to share examples of the results they have achieved, the difficulties they faced (whether they were overcome or not), and to share visions of the future. Some youth already have action plans, others will develop more, and a group of youth will also start preparing concretely for the UNESCO Thai Youth Peace Festival, (current planned dates are 22-23 September 2012).

Expected Outcomes for Facilitators
The programme will include a break out activity space for facilitators to share their experiences and consider how institutions can support student peace activities. There may be different activities already underway, and new ones that are planned. Some of the institutional plans can be showcased in the UNESCO Thai Youth Peace Festival, September 2012. There may also be separate activities in different schools and institutions, and we would like to work together to share experience.

Draft Agenda and Background information [PDF - updated 17 May].      

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