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Description

Debate is a process that involves formal discourse on a particular topic, often including a moderator and audience. In a debate, arguments are put forward for often opposing viewpoints. Debates have historically occurred in public meetings, academic institutions, debate halls, coffeehouses, competitions, and legislative assemblies. Debate has also been conducted for educational and recreational purposes, usually associated with educational establishments and debating societies. These debates put an emphasis upon logical consistency, factual accuracy, and emotional appeal to an audience. Modern forms of competitive debate also include rules for participants to discuss and decide upon the framework of the debate.

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Organizations relating to Debate

International Congress and Convention Association / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1963
International Association of Conference Interpreters / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1953
International Association of Professional Congress Organisers / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1968
International Association of Convention Centres / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1958
Afro-Asian Philosophy Association / Est. 1978
European Association of Event Centers / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1955
International Debate Education Association / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 1999
International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1989
Association of International Dressage Event Organizers / Cappeln, Germany
European Law Moot Court Society / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1988
Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization / Toyohashi, Japan / Est. 1968
Historic Conference Centres of Europe / Huntingdon, UK / Est. 1996
Federación de Entidades Organizadoras de Congresos y Afines de América Latina / Est. 1985
International Commission for the History of State Assemblies / Rome, Italy / Est. 1936
European Arenas Association / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1990
Asociación de Centros de Convenciones del Caribe y Latinoamérica / Salta, Argentina / Est. 2016
Centre de rencontres et d'études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales / Paris, France / Est. 1982
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1964
World Schools Debating Championships / Ascot, UK / Est. 1988
Circulo de Montevideo / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1996
International Joint Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Vatican / Lake Junaluska NC, USA / Est. 1967
Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures / Alexandria, Egypt / Est. 2004
Inter-Africa Group - Centre for Dialogue on Humanitarian, Peace and Development Issues in the Horn of Africa / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1989
Centre for World Dialogue / Est. 1997
Monastic Interreligious Dialogue / Collegeville MN, USA / Est. 1978
Joint Meetings Industry Council / Vancouver BC, Canada / Est. 1978
International Association of Rebekah Assemblies / Winston-Salem NC, USA / Est. 1851
Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches
International Union for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Education / Est. 1989
European Citizens' Seminars / Erfurt, Germany / Est. 2006
Reunión Anual de Dermatólogos Latinoamericanos / Est. 1972
Vienna International Science Conferences and Events Association / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2006
World Universities Debating Council / Est. 1981
Asia Development Dialogue / Bangkok, Thailand
Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue / Geneva, Switzerland
Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue / Lillehammer, Norway / Est. 2010
Asia Cooperation Dialogue / Kuwait, Kuwait / Est. 2002
BestCities Global Alliance / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 2000
Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies International / Port-of-Spain, Trinidad-Tobago / Est. 1958
General Council of the Assemblies of God / Springfield MO, USA / Est. 1914
Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation / Istanbul, Turkey
Meeting Professionals International / Dallas TX, USA / Est. 1972
Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue / London, UK / Est. 1998
Dialogue and Cooperation / Paris, France / Est. 1965
Asia Pacific Trade Seminars / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2008
Africa Club / Est. 1980
South-West Pacific Dialogue / Est. 2002
Sustainable Event Alliance
Institute for Strategic Dialogue / London, UK
Regional Dialogue on the Information Society / Lima, Peru / Est. 2004

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World Problems relating to Debate

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Devaluation of discourse
Generation communication gap
Restriction of freedom of expression
Denial of right of assembly
Closed channels of dialogue with the judiciary
Ineffective dialogue
Erosion of social dialogue

Action Strategies relating to Debate

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Assembling
Debating
Encountering
Improving NGO access to international policy debates
Promoting sustainability through cross-sectoral dialogue
Using video-conferencing
Expanding dialogue with NGO's and independent sector and entities outside the UN system
Engaging in peace dialogue
Developing ortho-photography landbases
Strengthening intercultural dialogue
Maintaining dialogue between trade, development and environment communities
Enhancing village/government dialogue
Collecting data on water
Promoting intergovernmental dialogue
Encountering other as mystery and challenge
Encouraging transatlantic dialogue
Greenwashing
Organising stakeholder debate on genetically modified crops
Fostering debate on mental health issues
Promoting social and economic dialogue
Promoting transatlantic legislators dialogue
Promoting transatlantic environmental dialogue
Promoting transatlantic development dialogue
Using the internet for conferencing
Promoting transatlantic labour dialogue

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