baku forum

The 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue “Sharing Culture for Shared Security” Baku, Azerbaijan 18th-19th May,2015

The UNESCO Chair for the Development of Inter-Religious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa received an invitation letter to participate in the 3rd World Forum on International Dialogue. Dr. Hassan Nadhem, the UNESCO Chair Director, represented the UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa in this Forum as a key note speaker. Baku’s event was of very significance in which UNESCO Chairholders from all over the world had meeting together to discuss interreligious and intercultural themes to facilitating dialogue in multicultural societies.

The UNESCO Chair Director presented a paper responding to questions and guidelines sent from the Forum. He also suggested a joint project on the works of the great poet “Mohammed Fuzuli”, who was born and raised up and died in Karbala, Iraq. This project is regarded also as a cultural bridge that connects between Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and some other Turkish minorities in some states, in collaboration with UNESCO and the government of Azerbaijan.

Our participation in the Forum aimed at encouraging and enabling Iraqi people and organizations to support diversity by raising awareness of the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue and understanding under five main points; the traditional and new media, encouraging the participation of young people, education, women empowerment, and transdisiplinary research. Attending this event has also strongly given Iraq an important opportunity to express the danger of religious extremism and sectarianism and how to eliminate them to build a solidarity that respect all religions and beliefs. Moreover, one of the objectives of the forum is opening a collaborative framework with other international UNESCO chairs at the international universities to share and exchanges experiences on themes of shared interests and exploits these cultural relations in the programs and activities that the UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa has been conveying in reality.

هذه الصفحة ايضا متوفرة باللغة: Arabic

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