New York, October 5, 2015 – The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, and Ms. Letizia Moratti, Co-founder and representative of the Community of San Patrignano, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 September 2015.
The missions and objectives of the UNAOC and Community of San Patrignano answer the call of the United Nations to recognize the essential value of youth in the 2030 Development Agenda. Convinced of the necessity to empower youth in the face of the current world challenges, the UNAOC and the Community of San Patrignano are therefore determined to strengthen their relations to counter cultural tensions and youth marginalization. By virtue of this MoU, both parties will agree to support each other’s efforts to promote activities in the domain of education, cross-cultural dialogue and decision-making in order to ensure sustainable human development and to build peaceful and inclusive societies.
The MoU, was signed on the margins of the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, also confirms the commitment of both parties to developing and sustaining engagement opportunities and to celebrate diversity and human progress in line with the transformative 2030 Development Agenda. It is envisaged to be able to expand on both sides the number and scope of projects to motivate young people to overcome difficulties and to fully participate in society development
The Community of San Patrignano, an ONG founded in 1978, holds the UN Economic and Social Council Special Consultative Status since 1997.