New York, USA – 8 April 2015 – Today, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) announced the names of 75 Youth Leaders who will be invited to join the UNAOC-EF Summer School. Through interactive workshops, discussion circles, keynote speeches and field visits, the participants will learn, network and exchange ideas on how to achieve lasting positive social change with a special focus on intercultural dialogue and collaboration.
Out of the 75 000 youth who have registered their interest for the UNAOC-EF Summer School, 75 young change makers were selected. They will be travelling to EF’s New York campus in Tarrytown, NY, USA to join the Summer School that takes place from 13 to 20 of June 2015.
The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser says: “Every year, the youth who participate in the UNAOC-EF Summer School bring to life a unique experience. These young leaders address global challenges and seek the solutions that would make our world a better one based on shared values and peaceful co-existence. I look forward to engaging with this year’s inspiring group of participants.”
“We are very happy to welcome these outstanding young leaders to our EF New York campus and are looking forward to opening the world through education by co-organizing this cross-cultural and educational experience for the participants,” says Eva Kockum, President, EF Education First.
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About the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Established in 2005 by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN Alliance of Civilizations’ mission is to improve cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among countries, peoples and communities. We live together in an interconnected world, in which globalization goes side by side with a search for often narrow-based identities. How can extremism, polarization and divisions be best resisted? This is part of the global conversation to which the UNAOC contributes. Learn more about the UNAOC at www.unaoc.org.
About EF Education First
Established in 1965 with the mission to open the world through education, EF Education First (EF) is the world’s leading international education company. EF (www.ef.com) has helped millions of students learn a new language and travel abroad. With a network of 500 schools and offices worldwide, EF specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degrees, and cultural exchange programs. EF has published the English Proficiency Index (www.ef.com/epi) measuring the English ability of adults in countries across the world.