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29 April, 2016 | Press Releases
The 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Baku, Azerbaijan

A global forum convened by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Baku concluded today, with delegations, who gathered in the Azerbaijani capital making a renewed commitment to creating inclusive societies.

28 April, 2016 | Press Releases
BAKU: UN Global Forum ends with renewed commitment to create inclusive societies

UN News Centre: 27 April 2016 – A global conference convened by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) concluded today, with delegations, who gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, making a renewed commitment to creating inclusive societies. Among the major outcomes from the Global Forum Baku 2016 was the adoption by consensus of […]

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BAKU: at UN forum, Arab entrepreneur touts potential of virtual games to make real-world impact

UN News Centre: 27 April 2016 – “In a virtual world, everyone can be a world-saving hero,” an Arab entrepreneur from Israel told the UN News Centre in Baku, underscoring the potential of online games to bridge the divide between young adults in conflict zones and foster inclusive society. Hans Shakur, a co-founder of GamesForPeace, […]

27 April, 2016 | High Representative's Remarks
UNAOC High Representative’s Closing Remarks

We have come to the conclusion of the 7th Global Forum. I think we can all agree that this has been a tremendous success. First, I would like to say that I am very proud of our partnership with the Government of Azerbaijan in co-organizing the 7th UNAOC Global Forum and I want to sincerely thank all of you for contributing to its success.

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UNAOC High Representative’s Remarks on the Baku Process

Remarks of the UNAOC High Representative Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser Breakout Session on the “Baku Process: Responding to New Challenge for Global Intercultural Dialogue” Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first express my appreciation to the organizers of this session for giving me the opportunity to share some thoughts with you on the Baku […]

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BAKU: German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

A project platform and network that makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to Berlin’s large non-German speaking population – winner of an intercultural innovation award at a United Nations forum in Baku today – was sparked by one woman’s own migrant experience and the rise of xenophobia in Europe.

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Extremism flourishes when human rights are violated: UN official

The risk of violent extremism and terrorism can be reduced by guaranteeing social and human rights as well as access to opportunities and employment. That’s according to the man who heads a UN initiative which promotes mutual respect among people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.

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BAKU: UN officials call on business leaders to help build inclusive societies

At a United Nations Forum under way in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, senior UN officials today stressed the important role the private sector plays in creating inclusive communities, underscoring that companies cannot operate successfully in societies that fail.

26 April, 2016 | High Representative's Remarks
UNAOC High Representative’s Remarks at the Alumni Breakout Session of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku

Remarks by H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations at the Alumni Breakout session 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan Wednesday, April 27th 11:30 to 13:00 Dear Alumni of the Alliance of Civilizations, You come from six continents, from places such as Viet Nam, Cameroon, Ireland, Guyana […]

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Endorsement of the Baku Declaration at the Ministerial High Level Meeting of the Group of Friends at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

Today, at the Group of Friends High Level Meeting in Baku Azerbaijan, the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations formally adopted the Baku Forum Declaration.

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BAKU: Violent extremism ‘affront’ to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.

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Remarks by UNAOC High Representative at the Opening Ceremony of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum

Let me begin by expressing my deep appreciation and gratitude to His Excellency, Mr. Ilham Aliyev the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Government of Azerbaijan for hosting the 7TH Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations on the theme “Living together in inclusive societies: a challenge and a goal”.

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Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers. UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can craft “their own narrative” by being peacebuilders for a more inclusive and tolerant society.

25 April, 2016 | Press Releases
7th UNAOC Global Forum will foster global and cross-sector collaboration for building inclusive societies

During the upcoming 7th UNAOC Global Forum, participants from all around the globe and all sectors of society will be provided with ample opportunity to strengthen and establish strong partnerships to enhance the inclusion, peace, and justice of global societies.

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7th UNAOC Global Forum puts spotlight on the role of Education in building Inclusive Societies

Experts convening for the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku will discuss the critical role that Education plays in reducing cross-cultural tensions in the context of building inclusive societies.

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UN Radio reports on the 7th Global Forum both in Arabic and English

The importance of diverse communities living together in harmony is expected to be underlined at a UN conference getting underway in Azerbaijan on Monday. The 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations opens in Baku and has as its theme “Living Together In Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal.”

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BAKU: Youth stress vision of inclusive society at UNAOC forum

Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.

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UNAOC High Representative’s Remarks at the Youth Event

It is my greatest pleasure to be with you today as we come together in Baku to share our ideas and vision for inclusive societies. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Government of Azerbaijan for generously hosting us and in doing so, supporting us to provide another platform for young people to express their views.

24 April, 2016 | Press Releases
7th UNAOC Global Forum will put Migration and Media in the forefront

Migration and Media will be the focus of a number of the breakout sessions at the upcoming 7th UNAOC Global Forum. Migration and Media, two of the four pillars of activities for UNAOC, are seen as two key elements of enhancing intercultural understanding and building inclusive societies.

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7th UNAOC Global Forum will stress the importance of inclusiveness to just and peaceful societies

“Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal” will be the theme of the upcoming 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). The Forum will initiate a unique, large-scale global convening and discussion on building inclusive societies…

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7th UNAOC Global Forum will address UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism

The upcoming 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) will put a focus on the Prevention of Violent Extremism, echoing the Plan of Action that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in January 2016.

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During Youth Event of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum young leaders will shape Narratives of Tomorrow for Inclusive Societies

The Youth Event at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum will kick off tomorrow, April 25th, in Baku, Azerbaijan. During the Event, 150 young leaders, aged 18-35, from all around the world will convene and work together on their visions and solutions for…

23 April, 2016 | Press Releases
UNAOC High Representative Al-Nassir speaks to UN News & Media on the 7th UNAOC Global Forum to be kicked off in Baku on April 25th

As the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) prepares for an upcoming global conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, the head of the UN body has stressed the need to leverage ‘soft power’ to curb..

22 April, 2016 | Press Releases
7th UNAOC Global Forum will address social inclusion as crucial premise for peace and sustainable development

The 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25-27, themed Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal. The Forum will explore the relevance of inclusive societies for preventing violent extremism…

08 April, 2016 | Press Releases
UNAOC announces final details of program, content and speakers for its 7th Global Forum in Baku

During a briefing for the UNAOC Group of Friends in the UN Headquarter in New York, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) presented the details of the format, program, content, speakers, and participants of its upcoming 7th Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

16 March, 2016 | Press Releases
Photo Contest: Intercultural Dialogue from the Point of View of Youth

You are invited to participate in an international photo contest entitled “Intercultural dialogue from the point of view of youth”. This international photo contest, jointly organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sport as well as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is being implemented in the framework of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum.

02 March, 2016 | Press Releases
Preparations for UNAOC 7th Global Forum in Baku in full swing: UNAOC delegation visits Baku and holds a series of meetings with the National Organizing Committee and Azeri officials

With the 7th UNAOC Global Forum round the corner on April 25-27, 2016, a UNAOC delegation travelled to Azerbaijan to meet and…

18 February, 2016 | Press Releases
150 Participants Selected to Attend the Youth Event of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25-27, 2016

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to announce that 150 youth from around the world were selected to participate in the Youth Event at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

21 January, 2016 | Press Releases
At Focal Points meeting: UNAOC presents theme and programme of its 7th Global Forum on April 25-27, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan

At a Focal Points meeting, UNAOC made a presentation of the theme and programme of its 7th Global Forum on April 25-27, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan at the UN headquarters in New York.

15 January, 2016 | Press Releases
United Nations of Civilization (UNAOC) launches official website for its 7th Global Forum to take place April 25-27, 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan

UNAOC is pleased to announce the launch of the official website for its 7th Global Forum. The website will provide all relevant information on the Forum’s program, logistics, activities, speakers, the partners…