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UNITED E-NEWS: Call for participants OSCE meeting on Promoting
Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and inter-Ethnic Understanding
Call for participants
OSCE meeting on Promoting Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and
Dates: 11-13 June 2006
The participation and contribution of NGO representatives is highly
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OSCE Tolerance Meeting and NGO Preparatory Meeting on Promoting
Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and inter-Ethnic Understanding
Date: 11 June 2006-13 June 2006
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Participants: Representatives of OSCE participating States,
institutions and field operations and international and
non-governmental organizations will participate in this event.
The Asian and Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation are also invited
Languages: during the two meetings translation will be provided in
English-Russian and Russian-English
Visas: for participants requiring a visa the ODIHR will issue a letter
The Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe will hold a
meeting to promote Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic
Understanding in Almaty, Kazakhstan on the 12th and 13th of June 2006.
It will preceded by an NGO preparatory meeting on June 11th aiming at
providing Civil Society representatives with the opportunity to exchange
views and prepare recommendations for the participating States of the
The participation and contribution of civil society representatives is
highly welcomed in both meetings.
You will find the agenda of the Tolerance meeting (12-13/06) on the OSCE
the agenda of the NGO preparatory meeting (11/06) is included in this
message, see below.
How to participate?
Please fill in the NGO registration form included in the information
package where you can specify if you want to participate in the
preparatory meeting. The package is available on the OSCE website:
If you require more information on the NGO Preparatory Meeting, please
contact Ms Floriane Hohenberg, ODIHR's Advisor on Civil Society
Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating in the subject of
your email "NGO meeting Almaty"
Looking forward your participation in this meeting!
Agenda of the the NGO preparatory meeting
NGO Preparatory Meeting for the Tolerance Implementation Meeting on
Promoting Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic Understanding
11 June 2006, Almaty
Ablai Khan Room, mezzanine of the Ankara Hotel
Purpose of the Meeting
* To give NGOs an opportunity to exchange information, share best
practices and formulate recommendations for the Tolerance Implementation
Meeting on Promoting Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic
Understanding on 12-13 June 2006;
* To explore the role of civil society and especially of youth
organisations in facilitating inter-cultural, inter-faith and
inter-ethnic understanding and in particular their role in preventing
conflicts and promoting reconciliation, as well as in promoting
tolerance in public discourse;
* To facilitate coalition-building across diverse cultural and religious
communities and civil society groups.
9:00- 9:30 Welcome and opening remarks
- Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan (TBC)
- Representative of the OSCE Chairmanship
- Ambassador Christian Strohal, Director of the ODIHR
9:30 - 11:00 Session I: The role of civil society in facilitating
inter-cultural, inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogue as a mechanism
for conflict prevention and post-conflict reconciliation
Moderator: Ms Natasa Kandic, Humanitarian Law Center, Serbia and
* M. Igor Rotar, Forum 18, Central Asia Correspondent, Kazakhstan
* N.n, Ittifok, Tajikistan
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45 Session II: The role of civil society in supporting
inter-cultural, inter-faith and inter-ethnic partnerships as a tool to
counter stereotypes and prejudice and to promote mutual respect and
understanding in public and political discourse
Moderator: Ms. Ninel Fokina, Chair of the Almaty Helsinki Committee,
* M. Salam Al-Marayati, Executive Director, Muslim Public Affairs
Council, United States of America
* M. Mikael Danielyan, Chairman, Helsinki Association, Armenia
12:45 - 14:00 Luncheon
14:00-15:30 Session III: Beyond inter-cultural, inter-faith an
inter-ethnic partnerships: Coalition building as a way to promote
tolerance in multicultural societies
Moderator: Rabbi Andrew Baker, Director International Jewish Affairs,
American Jewish Committee
* Ms Urmee Khan, Aliph Aleph, United Kingdom
* M. Valeriu Nicolae, European Roma Network, Brussels
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:15 Session IV: The way forward: The role of youth in
promoting dialogue and understanding in multicultural societies
Moderator: Ms Khatuna Tsindsaze, Executive Director, Century 21, Georgia
* Ms Stasya Denissova, Youth Group for Tolerance "Ethics", Russian
* N.n, European Youth Forum, Brussels
17:15-18:30 - Closing Session: Recommendations
Moderators to provide a summary of conclusions from their session (to be
presented at 12-13 June Tolerance Implementation Meeting).
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