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Baku International Humanitarian Forum: centre of  intercultural and interfaith dialogue

Today's world of globalisation eliminates borders among nations. Now, the countries prefer to solve international issues through the way of dialogue. Cultural and humanitarian relations among the nations expanded in recent decades. In this respect, Azerbaijan has become a place where representatives of various nations meet and discuss the problems of humanity, try to find solutions to them together. Baku International Humanitarian Forum is one of the important events for such discussions.

Baku International Humanitarian Forum was firstly held in 2011 to discuss wide range of global issues in the interest of all humanity. 

This annual event brings together famous representatives of political scientific and cultural elite of the world community including famous statesmen, Nobel Prize’s winners in

the various fields of science and leaders of influential international organizations.

Year by year the number of Forum participants is increasing. About 800 representatives took part in the third Baku International Humanitarian Forum including some of the UK’s famous academics  and public figures which was held on October 31 – November 1, 2013. 

Wide range of programs had been prepared for the participants in order to acquaint them with rich Azerbaijani cultural heritage and art; make them familiar with Baku and other regions of the country.

Representatives of different countries visit Baku with great pleasure to attend such an important event. 

Professor Mike Saks (University Campus Suffolk, UK.) shared his opinon about third Baku International Humanitarian Forum with these sentences: “The main problems for the development of intercultural dialogue are narrowly defined nationalism and parochialism that impede more holistic discussions of problems and their resolution in the contemporary world. These are more fundamental obstacles to dialogue than language barriers, which are pleasingly progressively being broken down across the globe. It was very appropriate that the theme of multicultural dialogue was pivotal to the International Humanitarian Forum in Baku”

Expressing his wish to attend as speaker for next Humanitarian Forum Professor Joseph Mifsud ( University of East Anglia, London Academy of Diplomacy) told on his interview to Azerbaijan State Telegrpah Agency: “This event has a great importance in terms of bringing together of world’s intellectual elite. Topics discussed in the event was very popular and actual in international level”.

As a center of dialogue among civilizations Azerbaijan successfully fullfiled This great and honorable mission.

Orkhan Ismayilov

Special correspondent of Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency (AzerTAg) in UK

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