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UNESCO 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue


On 2 and 3 May 2019, IDMC's director Alexandra Bilak will be in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue. Under the theme 'Building dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality and violent conflict', the forum will discuss the role of intercultural dialogue as an instrument for addressing some of the pressing challenges of our time, including rising discrimination, growing inequalities and increasingly prevalent violent conflict. In doing so, the forum hopes to promote collaborative actions, the implementation of which will be supported in the two years leading up to the next Forum.

Bilak will join a panel of experts on 3 May for the plenary session: Migration, displacement and human security. 

The Forum is organised under the patronage of H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with Task Force members: UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the UN World Tourism Organisation (WTO), the Council of Europe and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).  For more information visit the Forum's website.