The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos has been awarded the Medal of the 100th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan in recognition for his efforts in strengthening cooperation between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Republic of Azerbaijan, especially in the area of promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue.
The medal was presented to him today by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Yashar Aliyev at a ceremony held at the UNAOC Headquarters in New York.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan have been partnering since 2011 in co-organizing the World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, a key component of the Baku Process initiative, launched in 2010 with the aim of promoting dialogue between civilizations.
The Republic of Azerbaijan hosted UNAOC 7th Global Forum in Baku under the title “Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and a Goal in 2016”.