Information Meeting on the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

When :

from Thursday 28 March, 2019
to Friday 29 March, 2019

Type of event :

Information Meeting with Permanent Delegations

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Ann-Belinda Preis,

This meeting will serve to inform Member States about the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 2 to 3 May 2019. It will focus on the theme 'Building dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality and violent conflict'.

This edition of the Forum seeks to serve as an inclusive platform to better understand the drivers and benefits of intercultural dialogue as an instrument for addressing some of the pressing challenges of our time, including rising discrimination, growing inequalities and increasingly prevalent violent conflict. In doing so, it hopes to catalyze impactful collaborative actions, the implementation of which will be supported in the two years leading up to the next Forum.

The Forum is organized under the patronage of H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with Task Force members: UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO), the Council of Europe and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). Expected participants include heads of governments, ministers, heads of various international organizations, senior policy makers, cultural professionals, goodwill ambassadors, experts, journalists, practitioners, prominent intellectuals and activists.

The Information Meeting will include presentations of the representatives of the Forum’s Task Team.