Inclusive Dialogue


Dialogue needs to be inclusive of different points of view. A lack of inclusive dialogue generates frustration and, over time, rejection and rebellion. International law specifically requires the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples to be obtained before adopting and implementing legislative or administrative measures that may affect them.

"Dialogue" and "inclusiveness" are part of the essence of a culture of democracy. They are qualities that need to be nurtured and demonstrated in everyday life. Educating young people about the principles of democracy is vital to developing this democratic culture. This is an ongoing process, which does not end after passing through the school gates. Respect for the rule of law, and respect for the other, are fundamental notions of democracy that apply equally to all people, whatever their position in society.