A few days ago, I had a face-to-face meeting in France with the Director General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova. In my capacity as president and founder of the Ashlag Research Institute (ARI), together with our delegation, I presented her with a proposal of a new global and integral education method that implements the rules of an interdependent and integrated electronic world. Joining me were Rachel Laitman, Norma Livne, Leonid Makaron and Seth Bogner, as ARI’s board members.
Mrs. Bokova was very receptive to our principles of a new global education system to prepare today’s children and youth for a fulfilling life in a highly dynamic global world.
After the encounter, we received a special invitation to participate at the presentation of the UNESCO’s annual evaluation “Education for All Global Monitoring Report.” The event took place in March, 2011 at Columbia University in NY.
Our delegates, Seth Bogner, Rachel Laitman, and Norma Livne had the opportunity to express our views for a better education together with the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Meron Reuben and also strengthen the contacts with UNESCO’s Director General, Mrs. Irina Bokova.
The event was also led by Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Mrs. Michelle Bachelete.
In Moscow, Eli Vinokur, Leonid Makaron, Anatoly Ulianov, and Leonid Elizarov, as representatives of the ARI, had an active role at the UNESCO’s conference “Youth Participation in Social Transformations: Initiatives and Participation.” Our materials will be published in the summary of the event and future activities have been discussed.
On March 11, our ARI delegates, Leonid Makaron and Seth Bogner participated at the conference “Building Peace: Reconciliation through Education, the Sciences, Culture and Communication,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The Forum was opened by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon and UNESCO’s Director General. The High Panel on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures also includes: Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Nobel Laureate in Physiology, Günter Blobel, and other international personalities.
The successful results of all these activities mark the start of a continuing process of mutual collaborations in the field of education for the sake of a better humanity.