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August 28, 2014

I vincitori dell’Intercultural Innovation Award dell’Onu

By Federico Ferrazza

Primo posto a Ordinary Heroes, una retrospettiva su chi ha salvato vite umane durante i genocidi. Ecco tutti i premiati (compresi un’app e un progetto italiano). Presente anche il segretario generale delle Nazioni Unite Ban Ki-moon: “Bisogna mandare un messaggio forte al mondo in un momento storico come questo nel quale la vicenda dell’Isis dimostra che un mancato dialogo tra culture e religioni diverse porta a grandi conflitti”

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August 28, 2014

UNAOC & BMW Group Umumkan 11 Finalis Intercultural Innovation Award 2014

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) atau Aliansi Peradaban PBB dan BMW Group telah mengumumkan 11 finalis Intercultural Innovation Award 2014. Para finalis terpilih dari 600 proposal lebih dan berasal dari 100 negara. Para finalis yang terpilih akan menerima dukungan dari UNAOC dan BMW Group untuk mengembangkan proyek mereka.

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August 28, 2014

Adakan IIA 2014 di Bali, Penyelenggara Ingin Banyak Peserta dari RI

By Indah Mutiara Kami

Masyarakat Indonesia yang majemuk diyakini punya banyak proyek-proyek inovatif untuk memunculkan dialog antarbudaya. Sayangnya, dalam The Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) 2014 hanya ada 1 peserta dari Indonesia.

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August 28, 2014

Centar za postkonfliktna istraživanja iz Sarajeva osvojio glavnu nagradu na konferenciji u Indoneziji!

By Aleksandar Trifunović

Uoči šestog Globalnog foruma Alijanse civilizacija Ujedinjenih Nacija koji se održava 29. i 30. avgusta na Baliju, ova Alijansa i BMW grupacija proglasili su dobitnike Nagrade za interkulturalnu inovativnost u 2014. godini.

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August 19, 2014

Proyecto implementado en Bolivia es finalista 2014

El proyecto “Diálogo intercultural y Justicia Plural”, desarrollado por Fundación Construir, fue nominado en representación de Bolivia y Latinoamérica entre los 11 finalistas para el Premio a la Innovación Intercultural. Los finalistas fueron seleccionados entre más de 600 postulaciones de más de 100 países del mundo.

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October 1, 2013

Regent Park program lets teens teach adults

By Justin Skinner

Having benefited from the services provided at Pathways to Education, Regent Park residents Agazi Afewerki and Mohammed Shafique knew there was help for young people looking to learn. They also noticed there was a gap in learning opportunities for adults in Regent Park, particularly for newcomers to Canada looking to learn how to integrate into their new society…

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October 1, 2013

UNAOC AND BMW Group renew partnership

By Sagar Patel

At the Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Ministerial meeting at the United Nations headquarters, BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) partnership was renewed. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for UNAOC and Bill McAndrews, BMW Group Vice President, signed the agreement…

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September 26, 2013

Two Toronto men receive diversity award for integration

By Sahar Fatima

Inspired by their experience helping their parents with ESL homework, two Toronto men launched an innovative approach to integrating immigrant adults into their community. Agazi Afewerki and Mohammed Shafique created Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) in 2010 to connect immigrant adults with youth who teach them the skills they need to become engaged in the community, including English-as-a-second-language tutoring

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July 13, 2013


By Rina Castelnuovo

They are Palestinians, and they are Israelis. They have lost their sisters and brothers and children, lost them in terrorist attacks, clashes, suicide bombings and military service. They understand that the only way to break down the barriers and come out of their darkness is by recognizing one another. They are dreaming of reconciliation. They found one another through groups like Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle-Families Forum,..

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May 1, 2013

Efforts on to make stations garbage-free

In a bid to clean railway stations in the Capital, the Northern Railway has helped NGO Chintan to set up a bottle-crushing machine at the New Delhi station. “The units has become functional and is handling 6,000 bottles a day,” said a senior railway official. The NGO is also running a garbage segregation facility at the station…

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April 23, 2013

Ragpickers swear passengers to green oath

They were quite a sight on Monday, dressed in green jackets and mingling with the passengers at the New Delhi Railway Station. Passengers were taken aback when they were approached by them, some refused to even talk but others broke into a smile and happily took up the pen that the team was brandishing. The Safai Sena, a team of organized ragpickers working at four railway stations in the city, was encouraging people to sign a pledge saying that they would not litter…

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March 30, 2013

BMW, UN help build Christian-Muslim bridge

By Riza T. Olchondra

Over the years, various groups have made strides in bridging the gaps between peoples, especially between Christians and Muslims, since Spanish colonizers used religion to divide and conquer Philippine “natives” centuries ago. Interestingly, many people from both sides tend to equate “dialogue” with “debate”—trying to bring the other party to one’s side or at least to talk them down. The result is more mistrust, profiling, and a flight or fight reaction from both sides.

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