Baku’s forum begins decade of multiculturalism declared by UNESCO
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
One of the goals of the UN establishment was to strengthen confidence along with the promotion of peace and solidarity on the basis of human rights, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova's message to the participants of the 3rd Baku Global Shared Societies Forum says.
"Today the planet has been facing with constant challenges," she said. "Some conflicts occur."
"We have witnessed the attacks of extremists, terrorist acts, turning points of history," she said. "The solution of these problems is the main objective of the forum program, which we support."
"The forum begins a decade of multiculturalism, declared by UNESCO," he said. "This once again stresses the partnership of the organization and Azerbaijan."
The 3rd Baku Global Shared Societies Forum has started in Baku on April 28.
The forum has been organized by the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Diaspora and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.
The forum is being held on the "Building Trust in the Emerging World Order" topic.
The event is to discuss topics and issues related to the fight against terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict resolution, democracy development, education reform, and environment preservation.
The forum provides a space for current and ex-presidents, prime ministers, ministers and leading scholars and experts to assess the current state of the world and the most pressing threats to international security and peace, and to elaborate concrete steps for today's leadership to overcome these divisions.