The World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”
Unite the efforts of the global community to protect the spiritual and cultural values of humankind; create a space for constructive dialogue among the major civilisations of the modern world; define, develop, and promote dialogue, and introduce the spirit of cooperation and understanding into everyday life.
The history of the World Public Forum dates back to 2002 when civil society representatives from Russia, India, and Greece organised the International Programme "Dialogue of Civilizations". The "Dialogue of Civilizations" programme started on May 19th, 2002, at the Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin. In July of the same year the "Kronstadt Initiative" was adopted at a conference in St. Petersburg and the Anchor Square of Kronstadt. The initiative calls the Russian and international community to create and regularly convene the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" with the aim of strengthening peace and international security.