XI Global Baku Forum: "Fixing the Fractured World"

The flagship event of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, the 11th edition of the Global Baku Forum will be held on 14-16 March 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the title of ‘‘Fixing the Fractured World’’. 

XI GBF is promising to bring over 400 participants including current and former heads of state and government, Nobel Laureates, international organizations, and civil society. As every year, NGIC is targeted to bring the wisdom and experience of its distinguished members and participants in an open and unconstrained debate to learn from the past, assess the present, and envision the future. In the 10 years of its existence, over 100 current and former heads of state and government, Nobel Laureates, and more than 4,000 other high-level representatives of governments, international organizations, and civil society have participated in the Forum in order to discuss how to overcome the world’s most pressing challenges.

The following topics will be discussed during the forum:
The New World Disorder
On War and Peace
Fixing Global Governance
The Value of Regional Political Institutions
Regional Perspectives: The future of the EU, the Caucasus and Central Asia,      Africa
Sectoral Perspectives: Health, Education, Food and Agriculture, Water, Transportation and energy corridors
Our Relationships with the Environment: Climate Change and other environmental challenges:
The Economic and Financial System
New Social Realities
On Science and the New Technologies
Listening to Youth

Program of the XI GBF


Bajram Begaj

President of the Republic of Albania

Jose Ramos-Horta

President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1996

Vaira Vike-Freiberga

Co-Chair, NGIC; President of Latvia 1999-2007 Honorary Chairperson, COP29 International Advisory Committee

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, World Health Organization

Winnie Byanyima

Executive Director, UNAIDS; Under-Secretary-General UN

Zeljka Cvijanovic

Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Secretary-General, the League of Arab States

Miguel Angel Moratinos

High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations; Under-Secretary General of the United Nations

Tatiana Valovaya

Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

Tarja Halonen

President of Finland 2000-2012; Co-Chair, COP29 International Advisory Committee

Ismail Serageldin

Co-Chair, NGIC; Vice President of World Bank 1992-2000

Achim Steiner

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Jean-Claude Trichet

President of the European Central Bank 2004-2011

Wolfgang Ischinger

President of the Foundation Council, Munich Security Conference

Najat Mokhtar

Deputy Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency; Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Tzipi Livni

Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel 2006-2009; Minister of Justice of Israel 2013-2014

Borut Pahor

President of Slovenia 2012-2022

Jean Baderschneider

Board of Directors, Fortescue Metals & Fortescue Industries; Chair of the Board, The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; former Vice-President, ExxonMobil

Maria Fernanda Espinosa

President of the 73rd Session of the UNGA; Co-Chair, COP29 International Advisory Committee

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

President of Croatia 2015-2020

Chau Chak Wing

Co-Chair of the Global Circle, NGIC

Dalia Grybauskaitė

President of Lithuania 2009-2019

Amre Moussa

Secretary-General, Arab League 2001-2011; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt 1991-2001

Boris Tadic

President of Serbia 2004-2012

Ivo Josipovic

President of Croatia 2010-2015

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Victor Yushchenko

President of Ukraine 2005-2010

Filip Vujanovic

President of Montenegro 2003-2018

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President of Mauritius 2015-2018

Wu Hailong

President, Chinese Public Diplomacy Association

Ehud Barak

Prime Minister of Israel 1999-2001

Joyce Banda

President of Malawi 2012-2014

Raimonds Vejonis

President of Latvia 2015-2019

Wu Hongbo

Special Representative of the Chinese Government for European Affairs

Aichatou Mindaoudou

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger 1999-2000

Rexhep Meidani

President of Albania 1997-2002

Rosen Plevneliev

President of Bulgaria 2012-2017

Csaba Korosi

President of the 77th Session of the UNGA

Volkan Bozkir

President of the 75th Session of the UNGA

Miroslav Lajcak

President of the 72nd Session of the UNGA

Vuk Jeremic

President of the 67th Session of the UNGA

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

President of the 66th Session of the UNGA

Srgjan Kerim

President of the 62nd Session of the UNGA

Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa

President of the 61st Session of the UNGA

Jan Kavan

President of the 57th Session of the UNGA

Valdis Zatlers

President of Latvia 2007-2011

Fatou Haidara

Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director, Directorate of Global Partnership and External Relations, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Yves Leterme

Prime Minister of Belgium 2008; 2009-2001

Egils Levits

President of Latvia 2019-2023

Laimdota Straujuma

Prime Minister of Latvia 2014-2016

Zlatko Lagumdzija

Permanent Representative of Bosnia & Herzegovina to the UN; Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2002

Bernardo Mariano

Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Information and Communications Technology at UN Headquarters

Katalin Bogyay

President of 36th Session of UNESCO General Conference, Founder, Women4Diplomacy; President UN Association of Hungary

Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister of Malta 2013-2020

Petar Stoyanov

President of Bulgaria 1997-2002

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

President of Malta 2014-2019

Olusegun Obasanjo

President of Nigeria 1999-2007

Jan Fischer

Prime Minister of Czech Republic 2009-2010

Ekaterina Zaharieva

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria 2017-2021; Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria 2013

Gjorge Ivanov

President of North Macedonia 2009-2019

Binali Yildirim

Prime Minister of Türkiye 2016-2018; Speker of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye 2018-2019

Micheline Calmy-Rey

President of Switzerland 2007, 2011

Emil Constantinescu

President of Romania 1996-2000

Giorgi Margvelashvili

President of Georgia 2013-2018

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Hafez Ghanem

Regional Vice President of World Bank for Eastern and Southern Africa 2020-2022

Susan Ness

Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission 1994-2001

Mladen Ivanic

Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2018

Milica Pejanovic-Durisic

Minister of Defense of Montenegro 2012-2016

Werner Faymann

Chancellor of Austria 2008-2016

Eka Tkeshelashvili

Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia 2010-2012

Mirko Cvetkovic

Prime Minister of Serbia 2008-2012

David Qinzhong Pan

Executive Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

Hakima El Haite

President of the Liberal International; Special Envoy for Climate Change of the Kingdom of Morocco 2015-2017

Jan Kubis

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia 2006-2009

Antonio Zanardi Landi

Former Diplomatic Adviser to the Italian President; Ambassador of the Military Order of Malta to Vatican

Natalie de Gaulle

Strategic Committee Member & Senior Advisor,Teneo

Rashid Alimov

Secretary-General, SCO 2016-2018, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan 1992-1994

David Chikvaidze

Vice President of the Swiss Forum for International Affairs

Moushira Khattab

Executive President, Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge

Andris Piebalgs

European Comissioner for Development 2010-2014, European Comissioner for Energy 2004-2010

Hikmet Cetin

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye 1991-1994

Susan Elliott

President & CEO, National Committee on American Foreign Policy

Walter Fust

Director-General Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation 1993-2008