NO EAST – NO WEST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE: “FOSTERING UNDERSTANDING AND BUILDING BRIDGES ACROSS CULTURES AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE OF ASIA AND EUROPE”

Message of Support by Hon. Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia
Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia

Message of Support by Hon. Datuk Hamidon Ali
President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council,
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, New York

Welcoming Remarks by Varsha K. Ajmera
Chief Operations Officer
World Youth Foundation

Opening Speech Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam
Chief Minister of Melaka
Chairman, World Youth Foundation

Keynote Address: “1 Malaysia – Creating a Culture of Peace, Tolerance, Respect & Understanding”
by Hon. Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam
Minister of Human Resource, Malaysia
Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia

Distinguished Addresses:
H.E. Kamal Malhotra
UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia and UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei

Paper Presentation:
Paper 1: The Need for Cultural Diplomats
Presented By: – Prof Dr Samsudin A. Rahim (Malaysia)
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Panel Discussion: Challenges of Preserving our Cultures in a Globalizing World
Panelists:
Political Representative : Wong Nai Chee (Malaysia)
Business Representative : Vincent Lam (United Kingdom)
Moderator: Abbey Thangiah a/l Davadson Peter, Malaysia

Paper 2: Bridging East and West through Leadership Development
Ravindran Raman Kutty, Northport Malaysia.

Panel Discussion: Intercultural Dialogue
Panelists:
Muslim Representative: Haji Adam Khong Abdullah (Malaysia)
Hindu Representative: Datuk A. Vaithilingam (Malaysia)
Christian Representative: Joseph Sta Maria (Malaysia)
Buddhist Representative: Datuk Dr Victor Wee (Malaysia)
Moderator: Ingrid Warner, Switzerland

Paper 3: Philosophical Dialogue for Harmony
Arthur Wolf, Regional Unit for Social and Human Science in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok

Panel Discussion: Education for Inter-Cultural Understanding and Appreciation
Panelists:
Youth Representative : Raj Ridvan Singh ( Malaysia)
Religious Representative : The Most Ven. K. Sri Dhammaratana (Malaysia)
Political Representative : Hon.Datuk Idris Haron (Malaysia)
Business Representative : Datuk Lim Sue Beng (Malaysia)
Education Representative: Shariffah Bahyah bte Syed Ahmad (Malaysia)
Moderator: Anna Shimpo (UNESCO Bangkok)

Paper 4: Culture and the Media
1) Shannon O’Brien, Ed.M., Technology, Innovation and Education, Harvard University –
Rotary World Peace Fellow (2003-05) ICU, Tokyo, Japan

2) Datuk Yong Soo Heong, Editor in Chief BERNAMA, Malaysia

Paper 5: Understanding Culture for What Purpose and For Who??
Dato’Dr. Sothi Rachagan, Vice President (Academic Affairs Nilai University College)

Bilateral Meeting on Education: “Education as Unifying Tool, Creating A Better Future.”
Nor Ainee Bt Idris, Lecturer of University College of Islam Melaka
Moderator: Ravindran Raman Kutty, Malaysia

Bilateral Meeting on Governance: “Transparency And Governance the Beacon of Hope for All.”
H.E. Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia and UNDP Resident
Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei

Bilateral Meeting on Business Leadership: “A Better World through Better
Business Practices.”
By Datuk Zainal Abidin Hj Mohamed, Regional Manager, Ambank Berhad
Moderator: Ravindran Raman Kutty, Malaysia

Parallel Workshop / Training in Religious Diplomacy and Religion – Leadership Skills
Conducted by: Dr. Bawa Jain, Ingrid Warner, Merrilyn Foxal Garcia, Madhu Verma
Learning & Exchange of Ideas – Case Studies Non Academic
(Youth Representative from different regions)
South-East Asia: Wardah Anuar (WYF, Malaysia)
Africa : Wiseman Theodoric (Nigeria)
Middle East : Reza Kavosh (Iran)
South Asia : Anugraha William John (India)
Pacific / Australia : Selena Uibo (Australia)
America / Canada : Viera Linderova (Canada)
Moderator: Vincent Lam (Humanitarian Affairs, UK)

Working Group Discussions
1) Culture: Abbey Thangiah A/l Davason Peter, Malaysia
2) Leadership: Kistamah Hansha Devi, Mauritius
3) Media & Communication: Mina Habibi Asr, Iran
4) Governance & Transparency: Alvin Peh Shing Hao, Singapore
5) Education : Selena Uibo, Australia
6) Religion : Viera Linderova, Canada

Closing Ceremony
Address by Varsha K. Ajmera
Chief Operations Officer, World Youth Foundation

Address by Ravindran Raman Kutty
Conference Chairperson

Closing Address by Rt Hon Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam
Chairman of World Youth Foundation &
Chief Minister of Melaka

Closing Address by Hon Datuk Wee Jeck Seng
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia
Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia

Plan of Action Commendable Quotes
Programme Photo Gallery
Acknowledgement

Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia
Melaka State Government
Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan Malaysia)
Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
World Youth Peace Summit
Chairman State Tourism, Culture and Heritage Melaka
Pembangunan Pertanian Melaka Sdn. Bhd
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Nilai University College
K.K Earthworks Construction Sdn. Bhd
Pyramid Express Sdn Bhd
Mr. Joseph Sta Maria
AGIBS Revenue Sdn Bhd
K.I Group Sdn Bhd
Fuzuki Advertising and Renovation
Goh Koon Huat Press Sdn Bhd
Warisan HN Group
Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB)
Melaka Chief Ministers’ Department
Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation
Protocol Department Melaka
Royal Malaysian Police Department (All units)
Seck Kia Eenh Temple
Kolej Yayasan Saad, Melaka
Humanitarian Affairs, United Kingdom
Holiday Inn Melaka
& All Support Staffs of World Youth Foundation

World Youth Foundation (299361-M):An NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

Address: World Youth Foundation, P.O Box 584, 75760 Melaka, Malaysia. Telephone: +606-2320911 Fax: +606-2323911 Email: wyfhq@wyf.org.my

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