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Interactive Meeting on Youth Policy and UNESCO Clubs (14/12/2012)

The Lebanese National Commission, UNESCO Beirut Office and the Youth Policy Forum organized an interactive meeting on Youth Policy and UNESCO Clubs, with the participation of UNESCO Club members, members of the Youth Forum, and students from the following universities: American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese American University – Beirut (LAU), Notre Dame University (NDU), American University of Science and Technology (AUST), Beirut Arab University (BAU), Sagesse University, Jinan University, Lebanese International University (LIU) and Haigazian University. Among the attendees from NDU was Dr. Ziad Fahed, Dean of student affairs and Mrs. Nada Saber, NDU UNESCO Club Advisor.

The opening included speeches from the Director of UNESCO Beirut Office, Dr. Hamed Al-Hammami, represented by Dr. Seiko Sugita, Programme Specialist at UNESCO Beirut Office, and from Mrs. Ramza Jaber Saad, Assistant Secretary General at the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO, as well as from the Director of Masar Association, Mr. Kamal Shayya.

Ms. Rania Sabaayon (Youth Forum Secretary) presented the major components of the Youth Policy, while Mr. Shayya discussed the youth participation in decision-making, and Ms. Christiane Jeitani (National Coordinator of UNESCO associated schools and UNESCO Clubs) introduced the students to UNESCO, the Lebanese National Commission and UNESCO Clubs; and gave a general assessment of the series of lectures that were given by 6 members of the Youth Forum in 23 schools, with one of the member, Ms. Sarah Bitar sharing her experience.

The last panel showcased stories and activities from the UNESCO Clubs of Nabatieh (by President Dr. Mustapha Badreddine), LAU UNESCO Club (by President Mr. Fadi Hammoud), AUB UNESCO Club (by Club member Ms. Lynn Chalhoub) and Alumni UNESCO Club (by Vice President Mr. Abbas Sibaei).