Alliance of Civilizations: High Level Group Report Issued Today
Prime Ministers José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spain) and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkey)
The Tripartite Forum at the UN in which I participate, is a part of the Alliance of Civilizations initiative of the UN. A demonstration against the discredited "Clash of Civilizations" the Alliance of Civilizations attempts to bridge the divides with creative ways of dealing with international, inter-religious and cultural crises.
The report of a High-level Group of eminent personalities appointed by the Secretary of the UN was issued today in Istanbul. The group was tasked with generating a report containing an analysis of the rise in cross-cultural polarization and extremism and a set of practical recommendations to counter this phenomenon.
The Report of the High-level Group was presented to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to Prime Ministers José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 13 November 2006 at the final meeting of the High-level Group in Istanbul, Turkey.
Click here for the report.
Click here to see some stimulating video interviews with the participants of the High-Level Group of eminent persons.