Conference “Intercultural dialogue as a basis for peace and sustainable development in Europe and its neighbouring regions” starts in Azerbaijan’s capital - PHOTOSESSION

Conference “Intercultural dialogue as a basis for peace and sustainable development in Europe and its neighbouring regions” starts in Azerbaijan’s capital - <font color=red>PHOTOSESSION</font>
# 02 December 2008 08:51 (UTC +04:00)
APA’s correspondent covering the conference reports that global culturological issues, various aspects of international cultural cooperation, intercultural relations in ensuring sustainable development and peace in Europe and its neighbouring regions will be discussed at the conference organized by the Council of Europe and Azerbaijan Republic.

Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Director Generals of TURKSOY, ISESCO, ALECSO, IRSIKA, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, department chiefs from Serbia, Poland, Croatia, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Slovakia, Estonia, Cyprus, Czechia, Tajikistan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Morocco, the Netherlands and Denmark participate in the conference.

The conference brings together heads of 10 international organizations, 16 ministers, 18 deputy ministers, senior officials of 19 countries. Representatives of 11 foreign media outlets have been accredited to cover the conference.

Baku Declaration on the intercultural dialogue will be adopted at the conference. It will be a first document dedicated concretely to this subject and is expected to be a point of reference at the further conferences. The draft document based on the previous experiences of the Council of Europe, but it is the first time that the document considers practice dialogue between Europe and neighbor regions and emphasizes founding of cooperation in Baku.

The opening part of the conference will be dedicated to two subjects and then it will be developed in two sessions. “Common Grounds of the Intercultural Dialogue” will be a subject of opening session. The Council of Europe prepared unofficial rundown for this session, which describes issues to promote useful discussions.

The first working group will discuss at the ministerial level the “Action Plan for the Intercultural Dialogue, programs and initiatives, new conceptions of the diversification management”.

The second working group of the ministers will focus on the “Heritage and Intercultural Dialogue, from the national to world heritage”.





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