Learning to Live Together — from Ideas to Action 

AFS GLOBAL INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM 

8 November 2014  |  Registration 13:00; Program 14:00 to 17:00 

UNESCO Headquarters, Room I in Paris, France


AGENDA

OPENING REMARKS

Melissa Liles

WELCOME

Christian Kurtén

WELCOME TO UNESCO

Éric Falt

REMARKS FROM THE MISSION CENTENAIRE DE LA PREMIERE GUERRE MONDIALE

Joseph Zimet

REMARKS FROM AFS VIVRE SANS FRONTIÈRE

Saman Hosseini

MUSICAL TRIBUTE

Honoring AFS’s Centennial Heritage

Mantegazza String Quartet

LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER

Reflections about the Delors Report:

Learning: The Treasure Within

Roberto Ruffino

SPECIAL ADDRESS

Óscar Arias

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION, PART 1

The Making of a Global Citizen: Who Sets the Agenda and Why?

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Éric Falt

Andreas Schleicher

J. Brian Atwood

facilitated by Vishakha Desai

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

DANCE PERFORMANCE

Dancing to Connect: The Trappes Story

introduced by Jonathan Hollander

PRESENTATION

100 Years Young!

Mobilizing Global Citizens for a Better World

A Fresh Perspective from AFS Young Thought Leaders

facilitated by Chernor Bah

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION, PART 2

Educating the Global Citizen: Where do we go from here?

facilitated by Vishakha Desai

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Roberto Ruffino

CHOIR PERFORMANCE

Celebrating the Future of AFS and Intercultural Education

Bloom Gospel Choir


100 Years Young! | AFS Youth Symposium

8 November 2014 | Registration 9:30AM; Program 10:00AM to 12:00 NOON

UNESCO Headquarters, Room I in Paris, France

The 100Years Young! Youth Symposium featured young thought leaders from all regions of the world who discussed and debated the best ways we can learn to live together as global citizens. The event was free and open to everyone who wanted to learn about young perspectives on the future of global citizenship education and intercultural learning. Insights and recommendations from the morning session were presented in the afternoon at the Learning to Live Together—from Ideas to Action: AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium.


AGENDA

MORNING CONVERSATION

Facilitated By Chernor Bah

WELCOME

INTRODUCTION

100 Years Young! Video

EDUCATING GLOBAL CITIZENS

Presentation of the outcomes from AFS Youth Workshop,

presented by the four working groups:

Governments and Policymakers

Business, Social Entrepreneurs and Media

Schools and other Educational Institutions

NGOs, Religious and Community Groups

Reactions & Questions after each presentation

REMARKS BY AFS

WHAT ACTIONS CAN WE TAKE?

Dialogue with the audience


 

Learning to Live Together

The main challenge facing lifelong education involves our capabilities to learn to live together by developing an understanding of others and their histories, traditions and spiritual values and, on this basis, creating a new spirit which, guided by a recognition of our growing interdependence and a common analysis of the risks and challenges of the future, would induce people to implement common projects or to manage the inevitable conflicts in an intelligent and peaceful way.
— Jacques Delors, Learning: The Treasure Within, UNESCO Report on Education (1996)

The theme of the event was inspired by Jacques Delors, former President of the European Commission and Chairperson of the UNESCO Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century, and his challenge that we “learn to live together by developing an understanding of others.” His seminal 1996 report on education, Learning: The Treasure Within, inspires much of today’s work in the global citizenship education field.

 A 2013 UNESCO study, Revisiting Learning: The Treasure Within, undertook to measure the impact of the Commission’s work in educational policy and its real-world application, noting in particular the impact on curriculum development and national education reform, including within the context of the UN’s Millennium Development Framework. This year, UNESCO has released a new report on Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the 21st Century