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3rd International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage Along the Silk Roads Opens in Changsha

Updated: 2019-04-01

The splendid “Unique Changsha” New Media Arts Show was staged after the opening ceremony. (Photo/Zhou Baiping, icswb.com)

On the evening of March 31, the 3rd International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage Along the Silk Roads opened at the Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Cultural Park, Changsha. The Changsha Media Arts Festival 2019 was held simultaneously.


Marielza Oliveira, UNESCO Beijing Office representative, spoke at the opening ceremony.


Cai Zhenhong, CPC Hunan Provincial Standing Committee member and Publicity Department director, attended and addressed the opening ceremony.

Representatives from 13 member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, including Enghien-les-Bains in France, York in the UK, and Tel Aviv in Israel, along with 124 youth representatives from 85 countries along the “Belt and Road”, attended the opening ceremony. Cai Zhenhong, CPC Hunan Provincial Standing Committee member and Publicity Department director; Hu Henghua, CPC Hunan Provincial Standing Committee member and CPC Changsha Municipal Committee secretary; Marielza Oliveira, representative of UNESCO Beijing Office; and the UN SDG Young Leader, also attended.






The forum had 7 key activities: the opening ceremony; the “Unique Changsha” Media Arts Show; the International Youth Forum; the Caribbean Film Exhibition; the Chinese and foreign youth gathering; the “Experience Changsha Media Arts Program”; and, Changsha field visits. These activities will display Changsha’s unique charm and its latest achievements in the cultural and creative industry, build a bridge for cultural exchanges and mutual learning, and expand Changsha’s international influence.

Detailed Arrangements for IYF Week

Dates and venues:
31 March to 3 April 2019: Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
3 to 6 April 2019: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China

Themes:
The two primary themes of the Forum are:
Changsha: Youth, media arts and urban sustainable development;
Nanjing: Youth, heritage, creativity and urban sustainable development

Events:
The Forum is envisioned as a dynamic and participatory event utilizing a combination of panel discussions, parallel sessions; and field visits.

Languages:
Simultaneous interpretation Chinese-English will be provided during plenary meetings and panel discussions. Consecutive interpretation is available during the field visits.
NB: Parallel sessions and training workshops will be conducted in only in English. (Source: en.unesco.org)

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: icswb.com; hnrb.voc.com.cn
Photo sources: icswb.com; news.changsha.cn