10th anniversary of Baku Process to contribute to building new world order - ISESCO
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
The tenth anniversary of the Baku Process will contribute to building a new world order, said Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, director general of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
He made the remarks at a session “Baku Process – Advancing Intercultural Dialogue for Human Security, Peace and Sustainable Development: 10 Years Lessons and Perspectives”, being held as part of the 6th Baku International Humanitarian Forum on Oct. 26.
He said that crisis of trust is observed between the peoples of different countries and around the world, adding that in order to accept diversity, it is necessary to preserve the cultural values of people.
He stressed that a way out of the cultural crisis must be found.
The security of mankind should be ensured and efforts made for the sake of fraternity, peace and prosperity, so ISESCO wants intercultural dialogue to strengthen, he noted.
Held under the slogan “Shaping a New World and a New Humanity: Creativity and Human Development”, the VI Baku International Humanitarian Forum that kicked off Oct. 25 brings together 581 delegates from 86 countries and 24 international organizations.
The Baku Process initiative was launched in 2008 by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in order to establish a dialogue between cultures.
As part of this initiative, on December 2-3, 2008, the Conference of Ministers of Culture of Europe and its Neighboring Regions took place on the topic “Intercultural dialogue as a basis for peace and sustainable development in Europe and its neighboring regions”, while the 6th Conference of Culture Ministers of Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to ensure the sustainability of the Baku Process was held on October 13-15, 2009.
During the 65th session of the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010, President Ilham Aliyev announced the initiation of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.