Third Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations

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Abdula Manafi Mutualo



On 27 May 2010, a roundtable on “Addressing Islamophobia: Building on
Unused Opportunities for Mutual Respect and Inclusion” took place on the
sidelines of the Alliance of Civilizations’ Third Global Forum. Held in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, at the initiative of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
(OIC), it was cosponsored by the Alliance of Civilizations (AoC),
the Council of Europe, and the British Council.
After the initial remarks made by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (secretary general,
OIC) and Jorge Sampaio (UN High Representative for the AoC), the
roundtable was addressed by a host of speakers and representatives of internationally
reputed institutions, among them Marc de Brinchambaut (secretary
general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe),
Irina Bokova (director general, UNESCO), Mevlüt Çavusoglu (president,
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), André Azoulay (president,
the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation), and Mike Hardy
(program leader, Intercultural Leader, the British Council). The session was
moderated by Iqbal Riza (special advisor to the UN secretary-general for the
Alliance of Civilizations) ...

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