Of course, neither “Preventing Islamic jihadists from carrying out terror attacks” nor “Educating Muslims to reject the jihad ideology and Islamic supremacism” are part of the plan.
“Education and media aspects of UN bid to bridge Islam and West: envoy,” from APP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
UNITED NATIONS, June 15 (APP): A two-year plan to bridge the divide between Islam and the West was presented Thursday to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the U.N. envoy heading the global campaign on the issue, known as the “Alliance of Civilizations.” Speaking to reporters in New York after his meeting with Ban, Jorge Sampaio, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, explained that the initiative is about “building bridges between societies, promoting dialogue and understanding, and forging collective political will to address the world’s imbalances, tensions and sources of conflict.”
He said the Alliance will be focusing on four main fields of activity; education, youth, media and migration. “Teaching about other cultures and religions heightens students’ awareness of the beliefs and traditions that shape other people’s lives,” he said.
“Media consists of the most powerful means to promote knowledge about other cultures, understanding [and] mutual respect,” he noted, adding that migration is “a natural bridge between diverse communities.”
The plan presented today sets out a range of projects and initiatives which the Alliance will support and help develop over the next two years, including a media fund to promote productions developed across cultural, religious and/or national lines, a Youth Employment Centre aimed at increasing work opportunities for young people in the Middle East, and a project aimed at expanding international student exchange programmes, according to a press release issued by the Alliance….