Nizami Ganjavi International Center joins conference on launch of "Leadership Initiative for Srebrenica" (PHOTO)
Nizami Ganjavi International Center joined international conference which was held at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center on the occasion of the launch of the "Leadership Initiative for Srebrenica (SLI)".
The Leadership Initiative for Srebrenica is an informal group of former and current top elected (heads of state, members of parliament), and appointed officials (ministers, prime ministers) which was supported by the Government of the United Kingdom.
Srebrenica Memorial Center was created in order constantly develop the archive in the future, because without the archive there is no possibility to include the younger generations, to be aware of our history.
Former President of Croatia Ivo Josipović said
"When evil was raging in the former Yugoslavia, few in the international community wanted to admit it. The evil lasted a long time and practically until the very end there were those who were not ready to say ‘now is enough’. Fortunately, the evil is over, but those who deny the genocide, those who deny what happened and what kind of evil was in Srebrenica, are actually sowing the seeds for a new evil and a new evil future.
He further stated that it is extremely important to say that the memory of Srebrenica is not, will not and must not have a daily political goal, it must not be in the function of any politics, worldview or religion. That, as he said, must be universal.
"Genocide is not a crime only against the people against whom it was committed, genocide is a crime against all of humanity, and that is exactly how it should be treated. I think that is why it is very important that we all send this message: Hatred and crime are not part of humanity, they are not part of civilization, they are not part of the man we see him to be ", said Josipović, and continued:
Secretary General Nizami Ganjavi International Center Rovshan Muradov underlined Our generation seen a crime against humanity in Khojaly in Srbrenica.
When we now remember Srebrenica, Khojaly we must also learn from what happened there.
We have said before: never again. I truly hope that we can now build a future in which these words become a reality.
Kerry Kennedy, President Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Jadranka Kosor, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Filip Vujanovic, former President of Montenegro; Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Co-Chair Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former VP of the World Bank; Hikmet Cetin, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Ameenah Gurib Fakim, former President of Mauritius; Petar Stoyanov, former President of Bulgaria; Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia also joined this event.