Baku hosts int’l conference on Azerbaijan’s model of multiculturalism (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
An international conference entitled “Azerbaijan’s model of multiculturalism: ethno-cultural diversity” kicked off in Baku Nov. 28.
The event is organized by the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons in partnership with Baku International Multiculturalism Center (BIMC), and institutions of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS).
Officials of the Department on Inter-Ethnic Relations, Multiculturalism and Religious Affairs of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan (SAM), Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku International Multiculturalism Center, MPs, representative of government bodies, heads of youth organizations that are members of the National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NAYORA), leading research fellows of ANAS Institute of the Caucasus Studies, Law and Human Rights, political analysts, journalists and researchers from Israel, the United States and the UK attended the conference.
Representative of the board of the Azerbaijani-Armenian Civil Peace Platform, Armenian scientist, historian Arthur Agajanov and public activist Rima Sarkisova, members of the Albanian-Udi Christian community, local and foreign media representatives also took part in the event.
The main goal of the conference is to maintain tolerance and ethno-cultural diversity which is a vital part of President Ilham Aliyev`s well-thought-out and successful policy, increase the role of intercultural dialogue, and promote Azerbaijan’s exemplary model of multiculturalism.
Addressing the conference, secretary of the State Commission, head of the working group Ismayil Akhundov highlighted the purpose of the event and gave detailed information on the issues to be discussed.
The conference participants familiarized themselves with the publications presented by the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons and Baku International Multiculturalism Center.