Third Intercultural World Forum opened in Baku
May 18, 2015

The 3rd Intercultural Forum on Intercultural Dialogue “Sharing Culture for Sharing Security” opened on 18 May 2015 at the Heydar Aliyev Center in the capital of Azerbaijan. The President of Azerbaijan H.E. Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony and addressed the participants of the Forum.

UNESCO Director General Ms. Irina Bokova, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Mr. Iyad Bin Amin Madani, Director General of ISESCO Abdul-Aziz Alvaijriand UN High Representative on Alliance of Civilizations Mr. Nassir Abdul-Aziz Al-Nasser delivered speeches during the opening ceremony of the Baku Forum. TURKPA Secretary General Mr. Jandos Asanov, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan and high official of the Azerbaijani government also attended the event.

The Forum’s agenda included the issues of countering violent extremism and role of religious leaders in promoting religious pluralism, phenomenon of multiculturalism, potential of the Silk Roads initiative for inter-cultural dialogue, role of tourism and education for promoting tolerance between different civilizations and responsibility of international institutions and governments in building trust and understanding between cultures and civilizations.