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    Baku hosts II Academic Forum of UNESCO Chairs on Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue

    The 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue will be held in Baku, May 5©

    Baku. 4 May. REPORT.AZ/ The Second Academic Forum of UNESCO Chairs working in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue convened in Baku on the occasion of the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.

    Report informs the event is organized by UNESCO, with support of the Government of Azerbaijan.

    Academic Forum, opened by Nada Al-Nashif, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, brought together 14 UNESCO Chairs from around the globe, to explore how the Chairs network can further strengthen the research-policy nexus.

    Notably, today the 3rd meeting of the International network of the online platform "Silk Road" will be held in Baku.

    These meetings are held in Baku in anticipation of the official opening of the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, which will be held in Baku, May 5.

    Notably, an event "Development of intercultural dialogue: new opportunities for human security, peace and sustainable development" will be held with the assistance of UNESCO, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and ISESCO.

    Following an official opening of the forum on May 5, discussions will be held in the framework of the plenary session on "Promoting dialogue and universal values as tools for the prevention of violent extremism", a high-level meeting of international organizations will be held.

    Participants will discuss issues of cultural interaction to counter extremism in cyberspace, promote intercultural dialogue through electronic resources, the role of parliamentarians in building cultural bridges between civilizations.

    On May 6, ministerial meeting of the World Forum, high-level meeting on "Counteraction to violent extremism through women's education" will take place. Further, within the framework of the sessions, discussions will be held on the following topics: "Building the World: 70 Years of United Nations Activities", "Inclusive Dialogue in the Age of Polarization", "Heydar Aliyev and Interreligious Harmony in Azerbaijan", "The Role of Cities in Promoting Dialogue among Cultures", "Sport for intercultural dialogue and peace","Cultivation of peaceful relations through intercultural dialogue","Building inclusive societies and peaceful coexistence: Perspectives of ASEANA","Cultural routes of the Council of Europe as a network for intercultural dialogue", and etc.

    The second plenary session of the forum entitled "Intercultural dialogue on food security and sustainability of society: main elements in achieving sustainable development and peace" will be held.

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