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

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

Hakan Fidan

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye

Miguel Angel Moratinos

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

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 2003-2011; Governor of the Bank of France 1993-2003

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

Filip Vujanovic

President of Montenegro 2003-2018

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President of Mauritius 2015-2018

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

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

Vuk Jeremic

President of the 67th Session of the UNGA

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

President of the 66th 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

Olusegun Obasanjo

President of Nigeria 1999-2007

Jan Fischer

Prime Minister of Czech Republic 2009-2010

Gjorge Ivanov

President of the Republic 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 2018-2024

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

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

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

Ismahane Elouafi

Executive Managing Director of CGIAR; former Chief Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Dennis Francis

President of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly

Guy Ryder

Under-Secretary-General for Policy at the United Nations

Alexandra Papadopoulou

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Nurimbetov Rakhmatulla

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Michal Kaminski

Deputy Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland

Roch Wamytan

President of the Congress of New Caledonia

Ugochi Daniels

Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration

Francesco La Camera

Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency

Tomas Lamanauskas

Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Ruvendrini Menikdiwela

Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Sir Alok Sharma

Member of the Parliament of the UK; President of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2014

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006

Andris Berzins

President of Latvia 2011-2015

Dumitru Braghis

Prime Minister of Moldova 1999-2001

Julio Cobos

Vice President of Argentina 2007-2011

Milo Dukanovic

President of Montenegro 2018-2023; 1998-2002

Nambaryn Enkhbayar

President of Mongolia 2005-2009

Chiril Gaburici

Prime Minister of Moldova 2015

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson

President of Iceland 1996-2016; Chairman of the Arctic Circle

Moussa Mara

Prime Minister of Mali 2014-2015

Stjepan Mesic

President of Croatia 2000-2010

Ilir Meta

President of Albania 2017-2022

Festus Mogae

President of Botswana 1998-2008; Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change

Djoomart Otorbaev

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan 2014-2015

Petre Roman

Prime Minister of Romania 1989-1991

Abdur-Rauf salem Rawabdeh

Prime Minister of Jordan 1999-2000, President of the Senate 2013-2015

Rosalia Arteaga Serrano

President of Ecuador 1997; Former Secretary-General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization

Jewel Howard Taylor

Vice President of Liberia 2018-2024

Nathalie Goulet

Member of the Senate of France