Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova /
The Third Baku International Humanitarian Forum has shown that this is a very important and popular international event. This is a platform for international intellectual community, where politicians, scholars, figures of culture, theorists and representatives of the civil society meet, Russian President's Special Envoy for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi told media in Baku today.
"One can not find such a platform in the world," Shvydkoi added. "Many guests' arrival demonstrates the need to discuss the most serious, profound and important problems of modern life - intellectual, political and civil."
Mikhail Shvydkoi is taking part in the Third Baku International Humanitarian Forum, which started on Thursday.
The Third Baku International Humanitarian Forum is being held in Baku on October 31-November 1.
The guests from over 70 world countries are participating in the forum.
Round tables will be organised in eight directions: the convergence of technologies and the shape of the future: the main challenges of the 21st century; humanitarian aspects of economic development, scientific innovations and their transfer to the education sector; multiculturalism and identity: in search of value consensus in society, national identity in the post-modern era; sustainable development and ecological civilization; achievements of molecular biology and biotechnology: from theory to practice and relevant media issues under the conditions of globalisation of information space.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an annual event comprising the outstanding representatives of political, scientific and cultural elite of the world community, including well-known statesmen, Nobel Prize winners in various branches of science and heads of influential international organisations.
The purpose of the forum is to hold dialogues, exchange the views and discussions on wide range global issues of concern to all of humanity.