Cross-Cultural Dialogue


CROSS-CULTURAL DIALOGUE FORUMS FOR

FRIENDSHIP, PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


GCSD through its bilateral and multilateral FORUMS creates a platform for cross-cultural dialogue and action working towards a responsible, plural and harmonious society.

These FORUMS recognizes that YOUTH both as key agents and target groups have a unique and vital contribution in promoting a new paradigm of cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue and sustainable development.

Overall Objectivies of the bilateral/multilateral FORUMS:

  • To Promote respective countries' Cultural and Historical Pluralism.
  • To enhance cross-cultural dialogue and exchange of knowledge and shared values of different cultures.
  • To create a society of “Citizens of the Earth”: a well-informed and committed young people with a clear vision about the intercultural understanding in a world where local and global issues are intertwined.
  • To foster peace initiatives, consolidating democracy, good governance and sustainable living for bridging gaps
  • To put forward alternative perspective on key issues affecting the Environment , IT, Education, Cultural process within respective countries.

GCSD acknowledges the generous support of Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation (FPH) and guidance by the Advisory Board Member of GCSD, Mr. Gustavo Marin who have been instrumental along with its sister concerned NGO, VEDIKE (India) and several key partners in India and Internationally to help us launch the following programs:


1. China-India Forum


China-India Forum is a joint initiative of Global Citizens for Sustainable Development and Center For Cross-Cultural Studies, Peking University, China

Please read Page 71 from the booklet about the China-India Forum a youth-led development project recognized by the 4th World Youth Congress held in Canada in August 2008. 

 


2. Japan-India Forum


Japan-India Forum is a joint initiative of Global Citizens for Sustainable Development and J.F.Oberlin University, Japan. 

 


3. Korea-India Forum


Korea-India Forum is a joint initiative of Global Citizens for Sustainable Development and MIZY Seoul Youth Center for Cultural Exchanges, South Korea 

Read the report of the Korea-India Forum 2011 


4. Sri Lanka-India Forum


Sri Lanka India Forum is a joint initiative of Global Citizens for Sustainable Development and Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization, Sri Lanka.

 


KOREA-INDIA FORUM 2011 VIDEO PRESENTATION