27/08 18:33

Minister of Culture S. Rayev took part in a forum on the occasion of International Decade of Cultures Rapprochement 2013-2022

 Bishkek, August 27 / Kabar /. The official launching of the International Decade of Cultures Rapprochement 2013-2022, which was declared by UNESCO took place in Astana on August 23. 

According to the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, the International Decade of Cultures Rapprochement aims to improve, promote and enhance the long-term maintenance of international efforts to promote and strengthen a dialogue between civilizations and cultures. During the International Decade in the context of various international, regional and national meetings, conferences, platforms and special events appropriate strategies and methodologies will be considered.

In this regard, the International Forum on the occasion of the inauguration of the International Decade of Cultures Rapprochement 2013-2022 is held in Astana. The forum was attended by Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, the high representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN special rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, TURKSOY Director General Dyusen Kaseinov, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986 Wole Soyinka, the Deputy Minister of Culture of Tajikistan Farogat Azizi. Kyrgyzstan was represented by Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Sultan Rayev.

As part of the International Forum participants discussed the global plan of action of UNESCO in frames of the Decade, the issues of intercultural and inter-religious dialogue as the main source for building a culture of peace and non-violence; aspects of multiculturalism in contemporary society and the main problems related to globalization, the role of education in intercultural dialogue and strengthening of intercultural dialogue through the promotion of pluralistic media.


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