International conference on "’Break our Limits’ through Intercultural Action" opens in Baku

International conference on "’Break our Limits’ through Intercultural Action" opens in Baku
# 24 October 2007 15:23 (UTC +04:00)
The first conference of UNITED for Intercultural Action Network in the South Caucasus was held with financial support of European Youth Foundation and Youth and Sport Ministry, APA reports. Giving information about the conference on "’Break our Limits’ through Intercultural Action" student of Khazar University Akinropo Agdabiaka said that members of about 80 NGOs representing 32 member states of the Council of Europe, except Armenia participate in the conference. He said that the international conference will last till October 28.
The acts of islamophobia and Anti-Semitism in Europe, fight against fascism and nationalism, problems of refugees and IDPs in Europe, especially in Azerbaijan will be debated at the conference.
Noting that UNITED for Intercultural Action Network is the biggest organization against racism in Europe, Agdabiaka said the network brings together about 560 NGOs from 49 countries.
Youth and Sport Minister Azad Rahimov regarded holding the conference in Azerbaijan as a significant event.
We are glad that first conference of UNITED for Intercultural Action Network in South Caucasus is held in Baku. The participants and organizers of the conference are probably aware of the progress of Azerbaijani youth, implemented youth policy, state’s care to youth and basing on these factors arrived in Azerbaijan,” he said.
Minister stating that it is over 16 years that Azerbaijan is involved in Nagorno Karabakh conflict, underlined that this problem worries all country citizens despite of its political affiliation. Director of UNITED for Intercultural Action Network Geert Ates, chairman of Public Union “Intercultural Cooperation League of Youth” Anar Suleymanov wished success to the participants. International conference will continue till October 28. /APA/
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