Meetings

Strengthening the community of the Group of Friends is one of the main pillars of the Alliance and among the core priorities for the UNAOC High Representative who convenes regular Meetings of the Group of Friends in New York, United Nations Headquarters, and at the occasion of the Alliance’s Forums.

The objective of the Group of Friends Meeting is to engage the community of countries and organizations into the work of the Alliance, enrich its initiatives by providing ideas, insights and the necessary support. It is also an opportunity of the Group of Friends members to report on their national and regional activities carried out under the Alliance’s umbrella, as well as foster exchanges and cooperation among the members. The Group of Friends Meetings are also an opportunity for the UNAOC High Representative to inform the community of and consult it on the execution of the UNAOC Implementation Plans (2007, 2009 and 2011) which serve as a road map for the Alliance and set out a range of projects and initiatives to reach its objectives.

The UNAOC convenes Meetings at the level of the Permanent Representatives of Missions and Heads of Delegations to the United Nations, and at the level of Ministers. To review summaries and selected statements of the Ministerial Meetings, please see our history page:

  • 26 September 2007 Ministerial Meeting of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends, United Nations Headquarters, New York
  • 15-16 January 2008 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the occasion of the First UNAOC Forum in Madrid
  • 24 September 2008 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the United Nations Headquarters, New York
  • 6 April 2009 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the occasion of the Second UNAOC Forum in Istanbul
  • 26 September 2009 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the United Nations Headquarters, New York
  • 28 May 2010 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the occasion of the Third UNAOC Forum in Rio de Janeiro
  • 23 September 2011 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the United Nations Headquarters, New York
  • 12 December 2011 Ministerial Meeting, convened at the occasion of the fourth UNAOC Forum in Doha

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