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Unesco's "Learning to live together" concept should be adopted by education policymakers to foster mutual understanding and harmony in a conflict-plagued world, an international forum on education has been told. 

Kim Gwang-jo, director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's Asia and Pacific Bureau for Education, said the Asia-Pacific region is diverse with more than 4.2 billion people representing 60% of the world's population.

"Inevitably, there are disagreements, tensions and conflicts in an array of political, economic, social and environmental dimensions to humanity," he told the three-day education conference in Bangkok yesterday.

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