Baku to host international conference on fight against Islamophobia

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 11. On March
15-16, the Baku International Multiculturalism Center (BIMC), the
Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and the
G20 Interfaith Forum will organize an international conference
dedicated to the International Day to Combat Islamophobia themed
“Islamophobia as a Specific Form of Racism and Discrimination: New
Global and Transnational Challenges”, the press services of the
BIMC and the AIR Center told Trend.

The main purpose of the conference is to provide for an academic
discussion platform on the alarming trends targeting Muslims and
Muslim-populated countries at international and national levels.
The conference, which will bring together scientists, experts of
international organizations, religious figures and representatives
of non-governmental organizations from 32 countries, will feature
discussions on different approaches in the fight against
Islamophobia, manifestation of Islamophobia in some European
countries, Islamophobia in the international media.

15 March was designated as the “International Day to Combat
Islamophobia” at the session of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), held in
Niamey, Niger, on 27-28 November 2020. In 2022, the United Nations
General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring March 15 as
“International Day to Combat Islamophobia”.

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