- National Plans for intercultural dialogue constitute the organization’s major political tool. National Plans for intercultural dialogue, prepared by member States, will allow the introduction and/or consolidation of good governance practices and the development, in time, of effective policies guaranteeing the right to diversity as well as a culture of peace and human rights for all citizens.
- All countries in the global village develop plans to prepare to face identity dilemmas and diversity issues. This is why National Plans are a top priority for the Alliance’s efforts.
- Education, youth, migration and media are the fields of action for the National Plans. Given the diversity of specific circumstances in each country, such plans cannot be devised according to a single model. However, they must in the medium term include core measures and practices that represent the minimum standards of good governance of cultural diversity.
- In 2009, in Istanbul, two Regional Strategies were launched - one for South-Eastern European countries, and the other for the Euro-Mediterranean area. A third one, for Ibero-American countries, has been announced. An International Conference on the Regional Strategy will be held in Sarajevo before the end of 2009. A meeting hosted by President Mubarak in Alexandria in 2010 will address the Euro-Mediterranean Regional Strategy.
- The aim of the UNAOC is to advance as much as possible in order to present to the Rio Forum, in May 2010, a mid-term report on the three regional strategies.