Intercultural Leaders, a project of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in partnership with the BMW Group, is an exclusive skills & knowledge-sharing platform for civil society organizations and young leaders that work on addressing cross-cultural tensions.



Ahmed Elawady

I'm a social and political activist with a medical background. Have shifted from medicine to social work in 2008 in response to the social and political situation in Egypt. along...

Alessia Lefebure

Dr. Alessia Lefébure is the Director of the Alliance Program at Columbia University since 2011. Prior to this, she served as the Director of the Center for Asia and the...


New Era Educational and Charitable Support Initiative

UNAOC PROJECT: Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF)

More Than One Story

UNAOC PROJECT: Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA)


  • Opportunity for young people to have their say on the UN Youth Strategy!

    UN Interagency Network on Youth Development is currently developing a UN Strategy on Youth with the vision to see young people (from the ages 10-30) recognized and supported in fulfilling life for themselves and unleashing their potential as positive and active agents of change, by 2030. As a first step in this process, this open […]

  • Summer School on Forced Migration and Asylum

    The Summer School on Forced Migration and Asylum, organised by two Italian organisations active on the frontline of reception and integration of asylum seekers (the association Africa e Mediterraneo and the social cooperative Lai-momo) and supported by several public and private partners working in the field, will investigate a broad range of fundamental issues associated […]


  • One typical success story of a KICKFAIR Youth Leader: Hamad – Mohamad Mouhamed

    Mohamad is 19 years old. His parents are from Lebanon, but he was born in Schwäbisch Gmünd (near Stuttgart) and still lives there. He has 7 siblings and has been active in the projects for the last 6 years. “Without KICKFAIR, I never would have made it to the Gymnasium. The thing I needed not […]

  • cirquenciel launches the first circus school in Lebanon

    On May 7, 2016, 800 people were gathered in a small alley in Beirut city, awaiting the huge metal gates to unveil what has been lying behind for too long now! It is indeed a circus school, in a city where these two words don’t meet, and education is rigid and old-fashioned. cirquenciel, a project […]

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