High Level Ministerial Panel

“Mobilizing intercultural dialogue for concrete transformative action”

A recent trend in the governance of diversity is growing attention being paid to innovative intercultural approaches that reflect locally driven dynamics. Forum 2019 will seek to reflect this by encouraging discussion and action to enhance coordination and coherence among different structures and levels within and between governments (local, national and federal), as well as suggesting specific approaches that can reduce policy and political tensions, while at the same time leaving enough space for respect of cultural and heritages values and traditions.

The main goal of the Ministerial Panel is to identify the preconditions for successful ICD, to examine the societal preconditions for successful ICD between people and communities, and the important inter-connected role of regional, national and local governments. The Panel be a platform for the governments and intergovernmental organizations to discuss how to establish a shared agenda and agreed approach for the promotion of intercultural dialogue among diverse communities and between countries.