1046th meeting – 21 January 2009

Item 7.3

Faro Platform –
Enlargement to the Alliance of Civilisations and request for accession by the ALECSO
(CM/Inf(2005)44, CM/Inf(2005)46, CM(2008)76 and CM/Inf(2009)2)


The Deputies

1. in the light of the Declaration of Intention adopted in Faro on 27 October 2005 (document CM/Inf(2005)44), took note of the declaration by the Council of Europe and UNESCO setting up an open platform of inter-institutional co-operation for intercultural dialogue (“Faro Platform”);

2. in the light of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and the Alliance of Civilisations signed in Strasbourg on 29 September 2008 (document CM(2008)76), took note of the accession of the Alliance of Civilisations Initiative of the United Nations to the Faro Platform;

3. in accordance with Article 2 of the Faro Platform, took note of the request of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) to join the Faro Platform;

4. welcomed the request of the ALECSO to join the Faro Platform;

5. authorised the Secretary General to sign on behalf of the Council of Europe the Act of Accession of the ALECSO to the Faro Platform, it being understood that accession shall take effect at the moment of the acceptance of the request also by UNESCO.


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