Oct 21 – Closing ceremony

Oct 21 – Closing ceremony

After a very intensive debate over the final document (which Yassen refers to in his post), Mrs. Bokova and Mr. Hepburn closed the ceremonies with inspiring speeches stressing the importance of youth-led change. With the unveiling of the Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony organized by the Goi
Peace Foundation (which all delegates decorated during the 4 days of the Forum). The Peace Pole was presented to Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director‐General. Afterwards, all participants were invited to come on stage and pick up a flag of their country (see photo below with Canadian flag). It was a really impressive celebration of unity and peace amongst all of the delegates. And brought the conference to an inspiring close.