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WIP at the III Global Baku Forum on Shared Societies

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) extends an invitation by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center to join a delegation of parliamentarians from the WIP Global Network attending the Third Global Baku Forum on Shared Societies from 27 – 29 April 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. This high-level conference will focus on the thematic of “Building Trust in the International World Order”, and provides an opportunity for global thought leaders to discuss some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The conference will be followed by a day of exclusive meetings for members of the WIP Global Network in the Parliament of Azerbaijan on 30 April 2015.

The meeting comes at a critical time for international relations. The agenda will address frozen conflicts and how to prevent new ones by using innovative conflict resolution and confidence building mechanisms. The overall goal of the conference is to raise awareness on how to achieve enhanced stability in the region, and how to mobilise and strengthen the Security Community in wider Europe.

There is an outstanding selection of confirmed speakers like Tarja Halonen former President of Finland and member of WIP’s Advisory Board, Roza Otunbayeva, former President of Kyrgyzstan, Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka, Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan and Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel, among others.

By extending the invitation to the worldwide community of Female Parliamentarians, female representatives  actively contribute to the discussion on how to improve stability in a wider Europe and beyond. Women play a key role in peace and security, and past experiences have shown that women are central actors to support conflict prevention and long-term stability.

 

Practical informations

There is no fee for the WIP Conference in Azerbaijan.
Flight and accommodation can be covered by the Nizami Ganjevi Foundation. If you would like to have your expenses covered, please send a few sentences about your motivation to participate in this meeting to mail@womeninparliaments.org with the subject “Registration: WIP Conference in Azerbaijan”.

Background

The “Club de Madrid” consists of 30 former Heads of States or Governments that are part of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). These members were all involved in the establishment of OSCE in 1975. Today they work within the framework of Club de Madrid to re-establish the consensus in the region. The aim is to preserve the integrity of the security space they once created.

 

The Nizami Ganjevi International Center (NGIC) aims to facilitate inter-cultural dialogue and to promote values of peace, justice and human rights. NGIC places its activities on the international arena and acts under the patronage of an international Board of Trustees which includes President Tarja Halonen (Finland), who is also a renowned member of the WIP Advisory Board, and the former Presidents Vaira Vike-Freiberga (Latvia), Emil Constantinescu (Romania), Boris Tadic (Serbia), Stjepan Mesic Croacia), Petar Stoyanov (Bulgaria), Rexhep Meidani (Albania), Sali Berisha (Albania), Bamir Topi (Albania), Petru Lucinschi (Moldova), Viktor Yushchenko (Ukraine), Leonid Kravchuk (Ukraine) and Peter Medygessy (Hungary).