Over 600 people from more than 70 countries participate in the annual session of the Rhodes Forum.
The Rhodes Forum has consistently sought to promote a new culture of dialogue that is so desperately needed. The Forum always seeks to reflect key issues on the international agenda. Forum participants share their views on current events, and address ideas for possible solutions to some of our most pressing problems to both decision-makers and to society in general. This part of the international community’s broader efforts to protect the key values of humanity and to contribute to sustainable global development.
Today we face multiple global challenges: wars continue, disputes escalate into conflict, terrorism threatens our security, and echoes of the Cold War risk undermining our efforts to work together.
These factors contribute to the rising number of displaced persons worldwide – already nearing critical levels. Recipient countries and regions are under intense pressure, and many are also struggling to emerge from their own economic crises.
The international community seems unable to find adequate answers to these pressing global challenges. New crises, conflicts, and threats will continue to emerge. A genuine dialogue between civilisations is vital in order to mediate these emerging conflicts and alleviate rising tensions.
The 15th Jubilee Rhodes Forum 2017 – “Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures” – will provide a platform for prominent business people, policy-makers, and scholars to engage in wide-ranging debate on these and related issues.
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