“Baku has become centre for civilisations in a harmony of mutual respect and understanding” – Ahmad Shahidov


Baku hosted another groundbreaking event, the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on the theme “Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal on April 25-27

The 7th Global Forum of the UNAOC has been attended by more than 4000 representatives from 147 countries. The forum also joined by high ranked officials, ministers of foreign affairs of the member countries of Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, heads of the international and non govermental organizations, religoius leaders, experts and journalists. Apart from that about 117 journalists gave a coverages and higligthes to the forums.

Being an atendee of the forum Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) commented on the forum: “Escalated tension, clash, discrimination and other tendencies once again shows the importance of dialogue among civilizations. We are tired of conflicts, religious, racial and sexual discrimination and under the given circumstances we need to ensure an environment where diverse civilizations exist in a harmony. We are proud to say that Azerbaijan could manage to secure such an environment. Regardless of his/her religion, language, nationality and sex, everyone can live and work in Azerbaijan without any restriction. Therefore, Baku turned to be center for civilizations based on mutual respect and understanding which opens up new perspective. This is why Azerbaijan has got an opportunity to promote its history, cultural heritage and tolerance all over the world”.

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