Unesco Clubs News
- Conference of UNESCO Clubs from both shores of the Mediterranean: The role of UNESCO Clubs in facing the challenges of the modern world (6-8/02/2014)
- Interactive Meeting on Youth Policy and UNESCO Clubs (14/12/2012)
- "Working for Lebanon Recovery and Citizenship Capacity Building" Project in favour of Unesco Club Members (October 2006- March 2007)
- "Interpersonal Conflict Resolution" training sessions for associated schools and Unesco Clubs (AUB, 11-12/04 - 02/05/2008)
- AUB Unesco Club (2009)
- LAU Unesco Club (2009)
Conference of UNESCO Clubs from both shores of the Mediterranean: The role of UNESCO Clubs in facing the challenges of the modern world (6-8/02/2014)
The Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO organized in partnership with the Rotary Club de Beyrouth 1931, and under the patronage of the Minister of Culture, Mr. Gaby Layoun a conference of UNESCO Clubs from both shores of the Mediterranean: The role of UNESCO clubs in facing the challenges of the modern world.
The conference, held in Beirut from 6 to 8 February 2014, was attended by the President and the Vice-President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations, the President of the Arab Federation of UNESCO Clubs, presidents and members of UNESCO Clubs in France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, and Lebanon.
Major themes discussed during the sessions were: violence: its causes, manifestations and means of dissolution; discrimination and exclusion; isolationism and radicalism; social transformations. Issues were raised by academics, while club representatives presented the initiatives and activities undertaken in response to these challenges. The participants were invited to spend the third day of the conference in Nabatieh, where they were welcomed by the Vice-President of the Middle East region of the Arab Federation of UNESCO Clubs, and the President of Nabatieh UNESCO Club, Dr. Mostapha Badreddine. Participants were introduced to the main activities of the Club, and visited the city and the historical site Beaufort castle, as well as the tomb of the Lebanese inventor Hassan Kamel al-Sabbah.
The closing lecture “Towards a universal solidarity” was given by Prof. Joseph Maïla at the UNESCO Palace, and organized in cooperation with Saint-Joseph University.
The conference concluded with the drafting of the “Beirut Declaration”, which will be published by the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO.
A gala dinner, was hosted by the Rotary Club de Beyrouth 1931, in honor of the participants and in the presence of the Minister of Culture at the Holiday Inn Dunes – Verdun.