The University of the belgium city of Liège organized,i in partnership with the UNESCO and the International Council for Philosophy and classic Studies, the World Conference of Humanities from 6 to 12 August in Liège (Belgium). The theme chosen was "Challenges and Responsibilities for A planet in transition ".
The goal of this conference, held under the aegis of the King of the Belgians, is to strengthen the organization of the humanities in order to meet the challenges of global cultural, social and environmental changes and to find innovative answers to the problems in the fields Science, culture, education and sustainable development.
The meeting, chaired by Mr Adama Samassekou, former Minister of Education in Mali, discussed a number of areas, including "the Human and the environment", "Cultural identities”, “cultural diversity and intercultural relations" and "borders and migrations ".
The participants from 60 countries adopted the "Liège Declaration", calling on all parties to promote pluralism within the humanities, taking into account linguistic and cultural diversity, changes related to global migration and environmental challenges.