As part of Third World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku

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15 May 2015

As part of Third World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku: ISESCO to hold 14th meeting of the Consultative Council in Charge of Implementing the Cultural Strategy for the Islamic World

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) will hold the 14th meeting of the Consultative Council in Charge of Implementing the Cultural Strategy for the Islamic World, on 18-19 May 2015, in Baku, capital-city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in coordination with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and as part of the Third World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue which will be organized by Azerbaijan’s government.

Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, ISESCO Director General, will preside over this meeting. Items on the agenda will include examining the draft (Broad lines of the Draft Action Plan for Promoting the Role of Cultural Mediation in the Muslim World) and a document on (Western media content on Islam in light of the international law), in addition to the draft agenda of the 9th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers, due to be held next November, in Muscat, capital-city of the Sultanate of Oman, as part of the festivities marking the celebration of Nizwa as the 2015 Islamic Culture Capital for the Arab region.

Will take part in this meeting the representatives of the Council members from the following Member States: Sultanate, of Oman, Egypt, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Kingdom of Morocco and the UAE, in addition to the representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The Consultative Council in Charge of Implementing the Cultural Strategy for the Islamic World was set up pursuant to the resolution of the 2nd Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers (Rabat, November 1998). It is entrusted with examining strategies and action plans as well as cultural charters and projects submitted by ISESCO in the light of the Cultural Strategy for the Islamic World; adopting the documents to be referred to the meetings of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers;  examining the draft agenda of Islamic conferences of culture ministers and relevant major conferences; and providing ISESCO General Directorate with the necessary guidelines and concepts for the development of Islamic cultural action.

The Consultative Council convened thirteen meetings eight of which were held at ISESCO headquarters, and five meetings in Riyadh, Algiers, Dakar, Baku and Sharjah.