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The Soho Loft Media Group, with Victoria Global, covered the 3rd Global Baku Forum on 28th to 29th April, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan


June 29, 2015NEW YORKOver 200 delegates including former heads of state or government, scientists, politicians and experts drawn from 60 countries across the world gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan for the 3rd Global Baku Forum on 28th and 29th April  2015. The forum discussed some of the most pressing problems facing the world today under the broad theme of ‘Building Trust in the New or Emerging World Order’. The event, graced by former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, who are also members of Club de Madrid, brought together former statesmen and women from over 40 countries as well as high profile business elite and public figures.

According to David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital,  The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global, “The 3rd Global Baku Forum came at a very appropriate time because, Europe, as a region, is experiencing growth in investments across different sectors with the UK, Russia and Spain leading in terms of angel investments. Challenges such as , , security and environmental degradation have a negative effect on trends globally. We support events such as this forum because they explore ways to address global challenges and by so doing, enhance economic growth.”

The agenda for the 3rd Global Baku Forum focused more on addressing frozen conflicts and identifying innovative confidence building and conflict resolution mechanisms to prevent more conflicts.  The forum was aimed at raising awareness on ways of enhancing stability in Europe as well as mobilizing and strengthening Security Community across the region. During this event, attendees exchanged views and ideas on a broad range of issues that destabilize the world in the globalization era. Some topical issues affecting the globe that were featured in forum discussions include terror threats, ethnic conflicts, growth of democracy, , education, energy, women in peacebuilding, security and inter-religious dialogue.  Also included in the forum agenda was the award ceremony where the former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freibergawere and Co-Chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Ismail Serageldin, were honored with a Gold Medal.

The forum was addressed by a host of prominent global leaders including:

Angela Merkel – Chancellor, Germany
Boutros Boutros-Ghali – Former Secretary General, United Nations
Chandrika Kumaratunga – Former President,  Sri Lanka
David Cameron – Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Ehud Barak – Former Prime Minister, Israel
Gjorge Ivanov – President, Macedonia
Henry Kissinger – Former US Secretary of State
Ilham Aliyev – President, Azerbaijan
Ismail Serageldin – Co-Chair, Nizami Ganjavi International Center and Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Joseph Muscat –  Prime Minister, Malta
Rosen Plevneliev- President, Bulgaria
Roza Otunbayeva – Former President, Kyrgyzstan
Tarja Halonen – Former President, Finland
Vaira Vike-Freiberga – Former President, Republic of Latvia and Co-Chair, Nizami Ganjavi International Center
Yukio Hatoyama – former Prime Minister, Japan

The 3rd Global Baku Forum was organized by Azerbaijan State Committee on Work along with Club de Madrid, Nizami Ganjavi International Center and Diaspora.

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