UN Alliance of Civilizations: 5th Global Forum, Vienna 2013

(Left to right: Jorge Sampaio, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Michael Spindelegger and Ban Ki-moon)

On February 27-28, 2013 Sylvia Tiryaki participated in the United Nations Alliance of Civilization’s (UNAOC) 5th conference in Vienna, Austria. The forum, which focused on the promotion of responsible leadership in diversity and dialogue, brought together decision-makers and experts from all around the world. Participants included his Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, 
José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Michael Spindelegger, Ban Ki-moon, Vuk Jeremic, Jorge Sampaio and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, among others. During the two-day conference current global issues such as Syria, Mali, Israel-Palestine, and the future of sustainable development were discussed. At the conclusion of the Conference, a document entitled the Vienna Declaration was compiled out of the Conference’s proceedings.

In 2009 GPoT Center, along with Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) organized a conference in Paris entitled “Alliance of Civilizations and Union for Mediterranean Region: Two Compatible or Concurrent Processes?”. For further information click here to access a summary of the proceedings.
Also in 2009, UNAOC held the İstanbul Forum, which can be accessed here.

(Secretary General of the UN: Ban Ki-moon)

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