World Philosophy Day 2016 at UNESCO a success
As the UN organization for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO organized the celebration of World Philosophy Day 2016 at UNESCO's Headquarters. Three days of philosophical debates, artistic performances and other events took place from 16 until 19 November 2016, including a Night of Philosophy that lasted until 7 AM. The Iranian Ambassador to UNESCO, H.E. Ahmad Jalali, thanked UNESCO's Director-General in a letter for this well visited event (see this link) which mobilized "long queues of youths". He mentions the active participation of the Dutch Ambassador to UNESCO H.E. Lionel Veer in a roundtable on tolerance.