Conference: Culture of Peace and Dialogue in Third Millenium, 28-30 March, Azerbaijan

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Conference: Culture of Peace and Dialogue in Third Millenium,
28-30 March, Azerbaijan

Conference announcement:
United Nations Department of Public Information
Caucasus Youth Center "BIRLIK"
United Nations Association of Azerbaijan
International Forum "CAUCASUS HOME"
Center of Legal and Economic Education
Resource Center on National Minorities
Representatives of youth organizations from state and non-governmental
organizations of all regions of Caucasus
The aim:
In line with the Preamble of the UN Charter, in particular, its
provision "to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one
another as good neighbors", to create conditions for the Caucasus
youth to engage in an open dialogue about the role of young leaders in
the development of peaceful relationships and good neighborhood in the
name of peace.
The main ideas:
To bring together young leaders from state and non-governmental youth
organizations from all over the Caucasus region, including refugees,
disabled and ethnic minority representatives;
To discuss general problems of youth of the Caucasus;
To launch a dialogue among representatives of state and
non-governmental youth organizations for assessment of their needs and
current capacities in development of relationships based on the ideals
of peace and good neighborhoods in the name of peace in Caucasus;
To undertake inter - cultural activities as one of main elements in
the youth policy.
In the XXth century, the mankind had gone through two world and number
of civil wars, which severally impacted the conditions of human life,
left the people without housing and means to existence, destroyed and
devastated the world spiritual and cultural heritage.
In the cause of building peace in the world there is a role played not
only by politicians, but also youth being the future of each state.
Youth are active participate of major process in the society, ranging
from peace and development to humanitarian and emergency activities.
The important role played by youth is implemented through the dialogue
on international, regional and local levels.
Studying experience of each other, the culture and traditions, is an
important contribution to the success of networking on the regional
level, in particular, development of tolerant attitudes and good
The efforts aimed at formation of the civil and legal society,
economic and social conditions for a better human life should
constitute the fundamentals of youth policy of the Caucasus.
The young people, being trained and through life experience, become a
creative force, a valuable property of each society and providers of
mutual understanding between the nations.
Youth are responsible for consolidating moral values, tolerance,
solidarity, democracy, respect to human rights and especially to the
neighbors through study and replication of patterns of behavior on how
to live in peace, tolerance and good neighborhood with each other. The
policy of sustainable development of the society shall be translated
into life with concerted efforts of all stakeholders - state organs,
governments, public organizations and different youth institutions.
This will pave the way for the future.
The youth suffers most from economic and social crises, therefore it
is youth, which should be interested most and start to realize the
idea of sustainable development, to undertake implementation of a
culture of peace and democracy.
The youth should run in new epicycle ethics a new system of values and
learn to live on their basis.
The overall objective of modern youth policy lies in the creation of
favorable environment for youth development by means of massive
support to the innovative activities, social protection, formation of
creative activity, capacities, skills and incentives to
But the youth policy implementation has an individual country approach
and difference case by case. For this reason, the coordinated and
organized activity, concerted efforts, cooperation of nations,
transformation of differences between the parties into a playground
for cooperation, exchange of experience, mutual enrichment of youth
policy as an independent area of activity, youth participation in the
world-wide process of development are absolutely vital.
For this reason, it is so important within the framework of
international youth cooperation to develop a coordinated operation
mechanism, aiming at realization of radical measures and policies for
addressing youth problems, to support different state and
non-governmental agencies in the cause of protection of the rights of
youth, to strengthen capacity for creation of the ground for a
reasonable model of balanced youth policy.
The youth policy should be coordinated, humane, integral, ensuring
health, emancipation and valuable development of youth in the form
democratic, socially protected and cooperating local pattern.

Forum Program
28 March
Arriving of participants
19:00 - 20:00            Dinner

29 March First Day
08:00 - 09:00            Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00            Registration of participants
10:00 - 11:30            Official opening
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Chairman of Azerbaijan
National Commission for UNESCO Mr. Vilayat Guliyev
Resident Coordinator of UN in Azerbaijan Mr. Ercan Murad
Secretary General of Azerbaijanian National Commission of UNESCO Mr.
Ramiz Abutalibov
Head of UNDPI in Azerbaijan Mr. Abdulla Dorani
Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Mr. Abulfaz Garayev
Director of Caucasus Youth Center "BIRLIK" Ms. Elyura Mamedova
Director of Consultative Council of International Forum "Caucasus
Home" Mr. Rafik Aliyev
11:30 - 11:45            Collective Memory Photo
11:45 - 12:00            Coffee - break
12:00 - 13:00   Intro to program; presentation of participants;
expectation of participants
13:00 - 14:30            Lunch
14:30 - 15:00            Presentation of working group
15:00 - 16:30            Working groups
                         Government and YNGO: the ways of interaction
                         Youth and mass-media
                         International youth cooperation and
                         Human rights and youth
                         Spiritual - morality and cultural education
of youth
                         Unemployment among youth
                         Health problems and ways of prophylactic
                         Violence in the youth environment
16:30 - 17:00            Coffee - break
17:00 - 18:00            Working group presentation
18:00 - 19:00            Feed - back groups
19:00 - 20:00            Dinner
21:00                    Evening program
30 March. Second Day.
08:30 - 10:00            Breakfast
10:00 - 10:30            Intro to program
10:30 - 13:00            Simulation game "The Grunland"
13:00 - 14:30            Lunch
14:30 - 15:30            Presentation of "The Grunland" game
15:30 - 16:00            Coffee - break
16:00 - 17:00            Caucasus is general home - Presentation
17:00 - 17:30            Plenary
17:30 - 18:00            Conclusion
18:30 - 19:00            The bonfire of closing
19:00 - 20:30            Dinner
20:30                    International Party
31 March. Departure.

For registration and further information please contact
Mr. Nadir Kamaladdinov,
Phones: +99450 3288326; +99412 939128 or +99412 683839

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