On April 18-20th, the Arab League Education, Cultural & Science Organisation (ALECSO); the Islamic Cooperation Conference Education, Cultural & Science Organisation (ISESCO); and the Tunisian Education Ministry held an international forum on reinforcing the values of peace and dialogue.
Held in Sousse, the tourist resort city where an al-Qaeda-linked group perpetrated a terrorist attack last June that left dozens of foreign tourists dead and several others wounded, the event was under the patronage of Tunisian Premier Habib Essid. The President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, was present.
Nejib Friji, Director of IPI MENA, chaired a session devoted to the role of regional and international organizations in reinforcing the values of peace and dialogue. Representatives of ALECSO , ISESCO, UNESCO, the Arab Parliament, the International Organization of the Francophonie, KAICIID, and the Tunisian Scout Organization were among members of the panel.
The event was also attended by local and regional artists serving as goodwill envoys for several organizations.