Information Meeting on the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

When, local time: 
Friday, 10 March 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Information Meeting with Permanent Delegations
Contact: 
Anne Soisson, a.soisson@unesco.org

This meeting will serve to inform Member States about the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue “Advancing Intercultural Dialogue – New avenues for human security, peace and sustainable development” to be held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, from 5 to 6 May 2017. The 4th Forum seeks to further promote and sustain understanding and dialogue within and between cultures.

It is organized under the patronage of H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO), the Council of Europe, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the North-South Center of the Council of Europe.

The Forum will focus primarily on topics such as the role of faith, religions, migration, human security, sport, education, art, sustainable development, preventing violent extremism, business in building trust and cooperation among cultures and civilizations.

The event will bring together heads of governments, ministers, heads of various international organizations, senior policy makers, cultural professionals, goodwill ambassadors, experts, journalists, practitioners, prominent intellectuals and activists.

In this context, the Forum will be an international platform to enable and encourage people, countries and organizations around the globe to take concrete actions to support diversity, dialogue and mutual understanding among nations by raising awareness on the importance of intercultural dialogue worldwide.