Baku hosts high level meeting of international organizations as part of 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
A high level meeting of international organizations has been held as part of the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku.
The event moderator, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Ghulam Isaczai said that the main aim of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the world leaders is tackling key problems facing humanity. He stressed the importance of the Baku forum, saying it provides a platform for discussions on intercultural dialogue.
Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO Nada Al-Nashif commended the government of Azerbaijan for excellently organizing the event.
The forum was also addressed by Azerbaijan`s Deputy Minister of Economy Sevinj Hasanova, Senior Regional Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, Child Protection at UNICEF Aaron Greenberg, Team Leader for the Sustainable Development Cluster in the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub George Bouma and UNWTO Executive Director Manuel Butler Halter.
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attends the opening ceremonyThe 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has got underway in Baku. First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony of the event. First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva addressed the opening ceremony. Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, chairperson of the UNESCO Executive Board Byong-hyun Lee and Azerbaijan`s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev made speeches. Participants in the session include more than 2500 delegates from 180 countries, including ministers, executives, representatives and ambassadors of international organizations in Azerbaijan, and members of the Azerbaijani government. The Baku session will see the presentation of 36 out of 42 nominations for World Heritage List. Azerbaijan became a member of UNESCO in 1992. The country signed a memorandum of cooperation with UNESCO in 1996. The Walled City of Baku, Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower, and Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape are featured as UNESCO World Heritage sites. ..