The 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue hold in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, from 5 to 6 May 2017, on the theme “Advancing Intercultural Dialogue – New avenues for human security, peace and sustainable development”. It aims at further promoting and sustaining understanding and dialogue within and between cultures.
The Forum is organized under the patronage of H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO), the Council of Europe, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the North-South Center of the Council of Europe.
The agenda will include topics such as the role of faith, religions, migration, human security, sport, education, art, sustainable development, preventing violent extremism, business in building trust and cooperation among cultures and civilizations.
The Forum will bring together heads of governments, ministers, heads of various international organizations, senior policy makers, cultural professionals, goodwill ambassadors, experts, journalists, practitioners, prominent intellectuals and activists.
In this context, it aims to be an international platform to enable and encourage people, countries and organizations around the globe to take concrete actions to support diversity, dialogue and mutual understanding among nations by raising awareness on the importance of intercultural dialogue worldwide.
Sue Glassey, Chairperson of International federation of Muaythai Amateur Female Commission and former World Champion Boxer, will represent Muaythai as Speaker during this important World Forum.
Sue, is a World champion athlete, President of Muaythai Oceania and Physical Education and healther teacher. In 2000, she was the first women to win a South Pacific Professional Boxing Title. She is also a multiple medal winner at the IFMA Muaythai World Championships.
Sue has held a range of positions in Muaythai including National Team Coach, Team manager, and National Federation President for a total of ten years, She has acted as Technical Director of Championships events in Thailand, NZ and Iran, aided in the set up of both the Youth and Athletes Commissions for IFMA.
Sue has chaired IFMA Female Commission fro seven years and has led several key developments in gender equality in Muaythai. Her ground breaking change in female competition uniform created greater inclusion and future opportunities form women and girls to participate in Muaythai regardless of religion.