Thursday, September 20, 2007

Alliance Youth Camp

28 October- 2 November 2007
Baku, Azerbaijan

The Islamic Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation announces the launching of the “Alliance Youth Camp” and Intergenerational Alliance Conference on October 28 to November 2, 2007 in Baku, Azerbaijan to be hosted by H.E. Mehriban Aliyeva, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

During the Alliance of Youth Camp, a pool of high profile names in the academe, arts and social activities will train a 45-member group of young leaders from Western, OIC and East Asian countries gathered in “Alliance” Youth Camp in historical, political, and socio-cultural aspects of interaction between different civilizations as well as in issues related to diversity and richness of cultures in the West and the East. The Initiative will culminate in Intergenerational Conference between influential policy-makers and the youth leaders on the prospects of the UN “Alliance of Civilizations” to be held on November 1 to 2, 2007 and will conclude with the adoption of an “Intergenerational Declaration on the Alliance of Civilizations.”

For more details/information, please contact Islamic Conference Youth Forum at:

VII International Human Rights Colloqium

3-10 November
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Since 2001, the Colloquium has provided an annual human rights capacity-building and networking opportunity in Sao Paulo. It has brought together over 600 activists and academics within the human rights community from over 40 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Many participants have continued to share information and join efforts in working for shared human rights priorities through the Human Rights Dialogue Network and Sur - Human Rights University Networks.

The VII Colloquium is supported by the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), among others.

How to continue working together after the Colloquium?
HRDialogue is a network of human rights activists and professionals working in the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America) that seeks to:

"Strengthen the voice and impact of human rights advocates from the South for the global recognition and realization of human rights."

The network is an initiative of participants of the International Human Rights Colloquium.

Members promote ongoing dialogue, exchange experiences and act to:

Enhance activities and capabilities of human rights advocates
Strengthen the impact of human rights organizations, and
Stimulate joint action and articulation in the Global South
Who takes part in the HRDialogue?

The network today is composed of more than 633 members from 49 countries.