Gubad Ibadoglu re-elected as a member to Steering Committee for Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
The representatives of 25 local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Azerbaijan attended to 4th Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum annual meeting in 2012 took place in Stockholm, hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, on 29-30 November 2012. About 200 representatives from 30 countries joined this Forum.
The plenary speakers were include Štefan, Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Christian Strohal, Vice President of the United Nations Human Rights Council and former Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE, Birgitta Ohlsson, Minister of European Affairs, Sweden, Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nalecz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland, Natalia Gherman, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Moldova and Lise Bergh, Secretary General of Amnesty Sweden.
The Azerbaijan delegation joined to political, economic, ecological, social and other panel discussions. In addition, the Management Board was re-formulated for up-coming year. The chairman of Public Initiative Center, Gubad Ibadoglu elected as a national coordinator on Azerbaijan and international Management Board for Civil Society Forum during the elections held at the Forum. There are 19 new members elected for Management Board and the representation within the Forum will be as follows: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus 1 representative from each country, 3 representatives from Georgia, including 4 from Ukraine and the rest 8 persons will represent international organizations member to European Union. Last year, Azerbaijan was represented for 2 persons in this Board and according to the rules the chairman of Economic and Social Development Center, Vugar Bayramov could not nominate his candidacy.
The Steering Committee of the Forum will be assembled in Brussels next year.
PR Department of National Platform of Civil Society Forum in Azerbaijan