Kumar to attend global forum
Young peace builder’s selection a milestone
As a young peace builder, Kaajal Kumar hopes to build inclusive societies through understanding and respect among cultural and religious communities. Founder and Executive Director for Aspire Network Ms Kumar will represent Fiji’s youths to the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from April 25-27. She was amongst the 150 young leaders selected out of 6000 applications received from young people working in more than 160 countries. “It is an honour to represent my country in the world’s largest, prestigious and most powerful peace building UN forum,” Ms Kumar said. “As a young peace builder it was my dream to one day attend this forum and this is also a milestone achievement for Aspire Network as it is now become an internationally recognised NGO for its work.” With the theme for the Forum set as ‘Living Together In Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal’, the Forum will be stressing the inclusive aspect of living together and will harness the multiple perspectives of various sectors to meet the challenge of, and progress towards, inclusive living in today’s increasingly diverse societies. United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon will also be part of the forum.
Kaajal Kumar is heading off to Baku for the United Nations Alliannce Civilizations global forum.