United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praises
Aziz Abu Sarah, Co-Executive Director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution during his speech at the 5th Global Forum – UN Alliance of Civilizations, Vienna, February 2013.

The Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. It also helps to counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.

From February 27 to 28, 2013 the 5th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations will be held in Vienna, Austria. The Global Forum is the Alliance’s highest-profile event. It brings together decision-makers, experts, and a variety of stakeholders in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue from all over the world. At a time of dizzying change on a global scale, the Vienna Forum will focus on the promotion of Responsible Leadership in Diversity and Dialogue.