Attending the meeting 100+ current and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers The aim of the meeting is to promote leadership for global problem-solving for a more peaceful world
Franco Frattini, Member NGIC, presides the panel on “Radicalisation” with:Mohamed Dayri, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya Abdulaziz Altwaijri, Director General ISESCO Peter Medgyessy, Prime Minister of Hungary (2002-2004), Member NGIC Taher Masri, Prime Minister of Jordan (1991), Member NGIC Dalal Bint Al-Harbi, Member of the Majlis Ash-Shura, Saudi Arabia Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia (1998-2002), Member NGIC Sali Berisha, President of Albania (1992-1997), Prime Minister (2005-2013), Member NGIC Massimo D’Alema, former Italian Prime Minister
2014 was a complicated year for global stability and human security. In a year where the number of refugees and internally displaced people reached its peak since the end of the Second World War, the world witnessed the continuation of conflict and violence: the rise of radical groups in Africa and the Middle East; the internationalization of the war in Syria; a crude conflict at the gates of the European Union in Ukraine; a growing divide between Russia, the European Union and the United States and its destabilizing consequences; an increase on the terrorist threat; continued organized criminality in Latin America; and an overall escalation of global conflict rhetoric. 2014 was also a year for hope, however. Local and international peace efforts by civil society and State actors continue demonstrating that peace is within reach. Dialogue efforts, peace building initiatives and the defense of human rights and equality continued being the main concern for millions of activists, politicians, social workers, peace builders, cooperation workers and regular citizens. In this context, an initiative to boost global discussion among leaders and cooperation for peace arises: the Global Forum on Shared Societies inspired by the Nizami Ganjavi International Foundation
On 28-29 April 2015, international leading figures in global politics convened in game changing event in Baku to debate the real current trends in international relations and human security. The meeting provided a space for 100+ current and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers and leading scholars experts to assess the current state of the world, the most pressing threats to international security and peace, and elaborate concrete steps for todays leadership to overcome divisions. This Summit in Baku has instigated a global discussion to advocate for necessary steps to be taken to boost trust and cooperation among global powers.
Attenfing the meeting
H.E Henry A. Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-1977); H.E Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Secretary General of UN (1992-1996); H.E Rosen Plevneliev, President Republic of Bulgaria; H.E Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyz Republic; H.E Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Republic of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; H.E Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta; H.E Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister Republic of Latvia; H.E Zlatko Lagumdzija, deputy Prime Minister, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as former global leaders as Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia and Co-Chair; Ismail Serageldin, Director Library of Alexandria, former VP of the World Bank and Co-Chair; Bertie Ahern, former Prime Minister of Ireland; Jean Chretien, former Prime Minister of Canada; Franco Frattini, former Italian Foreign Minister and president of SIOI; Massimo D’Alema, former Prime Minister of Italy; Abdullah Gul, former President of Turkey; Vicento Fox, former President of Mexico; Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan; Vytautas Landsbergis, former President of Lithuania; Petru Lucinschi, former President of Moldova; Amr Moussa, former Secretary General League of Arab States; Roza Otunbayeva, former President of Kyrgyzstan; George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece; Arnold Ruutel, former President of Estonia; Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia; Viktor Yushchenko, former President of Ukraine; Valdis Zatlers, former President of Latvia; Franz Vranitsky, former Chancellor of Austria will be joining Board of Trustees Members of the Nizami Ganjavi IC; Boris Tadic, former President of Serbia; Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland; Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania; Stjepan Mesic, former President of Croatia; Petar Stoyanov, former President of Bulgaria; Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO.