Asselborn at the 5th Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn participated in the 5th Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, which took place on 27 and 28 February 2013 in Vienna.

The Alliance of Civilizations was established in 2005 as a joint initiative of the Governments of Turkey and Spain and under the auspices of the United Nations. The objective of the Alliance is to improve the understanding among people of different cultures and religions and to combat polarization and extremism.

The 5th Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations was organized under the theme «Responsible leadership in diversity and dialogue». The event, which took place in Vienna, was opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Michael Spindelegger, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the High Representative for Alliance of Civilizations and former President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio.