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Peace and diversity dominate UNESCO talks at USQ

USQ proudly hosted a visit from a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) delegation.

The UNESCO ambassadors toured Toowoomba on the invitation of the Pure Land Learning College Association and Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group (TIWG).

The visit included a stop at USQ Toowoomba to allow staff and students a Q&A to meet and interact with UNESCO ambassadors around issues of faith and social justice.

USQ Chaplain Coordinator Dr Stephen Wanyonyi said the event demonstrated USQ's commitment to inclusiveness and the University’s Multi-Faith Service.

“The visit by the UNESCO ambassadors to the University opened new avenues of collaboration in advancing multicultural competence,” Dr Wanyonyi said.

“I thank Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Karen Nelson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Peter Terry and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Services) Helen Nolan, as well as other many staff and community members for their attendance.”

UNESCO Executive Board Chairperson Byong-Hyun Lee (Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Korea Ambassador) addressed the crowd, and Venerable Master Chin Kung appeared via video link to speak on the topic ‘Bringing Kindness, Benevolence, Peace, and Harmony to The World’.

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UNESCO Executive Board Chairperson Byong-Hyun Lee (Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Korea Ambassador)