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Académie universelle des cultures

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1992-11-09 Paris France


9 Nov 1992, Paris (France), at the instigation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and on signature of a charter. Inaugurated 29 Jan 1993, Paris, by President François Mitterrand of France. Registered in accordance with French law.


Unite as a group in responding to the often silent distress of victims of intolerance, racism, ignorance and poverty; act as a voice for excluded, maimed and despised women, for children who are exploited or made to work, for minorities condemned to lose their identity; be attentive to all that leads to progress and hope in combating barbarism; explore means of better preparing for the world's future; study the causes of tension and conflict; mobilize the riches of past heritage and the new resources engendered by progress to bring realistic solutions to the crises that tear humanity apart; in the light of studies on ethics and on human rights, clarify the moral, intellectual and democratic values that should fashion the 21st century.


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Plenary Assembly (twice a year). Executive Committee, consisting of President, Secretary-General and 9 Members. Permanent Commissions (6): Human Rights; Annual Prize and Bursaries; Annual Colloquia and Fora; Publications and Productions; Internal Rules and Cooption; Financial Resources. Secretariat-General.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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