Statements

Statement of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) on murder of Oliver Ivanovic

17 January 2018 International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) is extremely saddened by the news about the murder of the head of the civil initiative “Freedom, Democracy, Justice”, Oliver Ivanovic that happened on 16 January 2018 in the city of Kosovska Mitrovica. IFSPD condemns this terrible criminal act and expresses his condolences to …

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Statement of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) on the Referendum in Catalan Region of Spain

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) declares that the referendum in Catalan region of Spain from 1 October 2017 is a unilateral act that is not approved by the central government of Spain. It contradicts article 2 of the Spanish Constitution, which provides for the unity of this state, and it violates the …

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Statement of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development on Referendum in Iraq

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) expresses its serious concern over the so-called referendum on independence in the region of the Republic of Iraq, populated mainly by Kurds. This referendum is a unilateral act that is not approved by the federal authorities of Iraq. It was boycotted by Arabs and Turkmens residing in …

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Statement of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development on the Rohingya Violence

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) has been anxiously following the incoming news of violence and ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya from Myanmar since August 2017. An abiding disregard of the Rohingya crisis can lead to the point of destabilization of the regional security in this part of the world. IFSPD supports the …

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Statement of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) on the situation in the Persian Gulf

The International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) continues to closely follow the occurrences in the Middle East, including the situation in the Persian Gulf. Unfortunately, this region has been under domestic and international conflicts for many years. The emergence of yet another hotbed of tension, caused by the blockade of Qatar, does not …

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Statement of the International Foundation for the Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) regarding Armenian’s attack on July 4, 2017 civilians of the village Alkhanly of Fizuli.

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) reports that on July 4, 2017, civilians of the village Alkhanly of Fizuli – Guliyev Sahib (born in 1967) and her two-year-old granddaughter Guliyev Zakhra were killed by the armed forces of Armenia, firing mortars and grenade launchers from the village of Alkhanly of Fizuli, region of …

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Istanbul Declaration of the General Assembly of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development Јune 10, 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

The General Assembly of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (hereinafter referred to as the International Foundation), guided by the Charter of the International Foundation, as well as the norms and principles of international law, Reaffirming that the main purpose of the International Foundation is to promote dialogue, mutual understanding, strengthen confidence, tolerance …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea on stabilization of relations between Russia and Turkey

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF), established in 2009 with the aim of contribution to the dialogue, understanding and peace in the regions of the Black and Caspian Seas and uniting currently representatives of intelligentsia, famous academicians and public figures from 33 countries, including from …

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Statement on combating international terrorism

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) resolutely condemns any forms and manifestations of terrorism, regardless of whenever, wherever and by whomsoever they are committed, and underlines that terrorism can not and should not be associated with any religion, nationality and civilization. The International Fund expresses …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea regarding the terrorist acts in Paris and сrash of the Russian airplane

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black and Caspian Seas (hereinafter International Fund) firmly condemns bloody terrorist acts that were committed in Paris on November 13, 2015, and a large terrorist attack, as a result of which the plane A321 of the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” crashed on October 31, in Egypt. The …

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THE DECLARATION

On the 24th of May, in the Parliament of Ukraine, the legislative proposal “On State Language Policy” was considered. The legislative proposal, developed by the deputies, envisages besides the state Ukrainian language, the use of minority languages. Consideration of the document caused controversy and open confrontation in the Parliament. According to the opposition, the adoption …

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The Baku Declaration of the General Assembly of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, May 23, 2015

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (hereinafter, International Fund) guided by the Charter of the International Fund as well as the norms and principles of international law, reiterating that the main goal of the International Fund is to contribute to dialogue, mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among …

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Statement on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea regarding the terrorist acts in Paris and Istanbul

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black and Caspian Seas (hereinafter International Fund) firmly condemns terrorist acts that have occurred recently in the building of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris, as well as in the tourist district Sultanahmet of the Istanbul center, arranged by suicide bomber near the police station. International …

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Statement on the Azerbaijani civilians taken as hostages by Armenia

As an organization closely following the settlement process of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (the International Fund) states with a sense of regret that the past 2014 year didn’t mark a breakthrough in the conflict settlement, which means that another year was wasted …

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Statement on the deteriorating situation in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) expresses its deep concern regarding the deteriorating situation in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine. These events appear to be a tragedy not only for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, but also for all the states in the region …

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Statement on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea at the 6th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Batumi, Georgia November 20-21, 2014

Dear participants of the Forum, First of all, I would like to thank you for the invitation to participate in the 6th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF) and the opportunity to speak on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International …

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Appeal of the International Fund to Israel

International Fund expresses deep concern regarding the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and emphasizes that their further development may strongly affect the security of the entire region and lead to the destabilization of the situation being already tense throughout the Middle East, undermining the efforts of the conflicting parties and international community to achieve …

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The International Fund expresses its concern on the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip ​, Palestine​

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) extends its deepest condolences and wishes patience to bear their loss to the families and relatives of Palestinian people. International Fund expresses deep concern regarding the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and emphasizes that their further development may …

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The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) expresses its concern about the persistent and repeated violations of the ceasefire, occurring during the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

According to the reports of media and officials, starting from July 27, 2014 on certain segments of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border and the line of contact lying through the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, there were clashes between the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as a result there have been large losses on both sides. …

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Statement of BSCSIF regarding the tragic incident of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) notes regretfully that the ongoing violence in the eastern regions of Ukraine led to the death of hundreds of peaceful international civilians, by downing the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. The leadership and all members of the BSCSIF express their …

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Appeal of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea to the International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Fund expresses its grave concern over the seizure of Azerbaijanis by Armenian military in Kelbajar region of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia, who went to their homes to honor the graves of their ancestors and instead were subjected to severe torture. The occurred events negatively affect the process of a peaceful settlement of the …

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Regional Branch office of the BSCSIF for the Balkans provides humanitarian aid for the victims of the flooded regions in Serbia

On behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) the representatives of the Regional Branch office for the Balkans in Belgrade have reached today the Krupanj municipality, bringing humanitarian aid in products and goods for the people who have suffered as a consequence of the …

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Statement of BSCSIF regarding the events unfolding in Ukraine

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (the International Fund) is closely observing the events unfolding in Ukraine, which is one of the cofounders of the International Fund, and once again expresses its deep concern on the deteriorating situation in this country. The International Fund notes regretfully …

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STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUND REGARDING THE CRITICAL SITUATION IN UKRAINE AND MUTUAL SANCTIONS

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (the International Fund) deeply regrets that as a result of the Ukrainian crisis more than four thousands people lost their lives, hundred of thousands became displaced persons, European security and trade and economic cooperation on the continent were seriously impaired. …

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Appeal of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea to the Heads of the State Duma of Russian Federation, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and European Parliament. March 9, 2014

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) expresses great concern and unease regarding the political crisis evolving in Ukraine, accompanied by instability and confrontation. Ukraine plays an important role in Central Europe and in the Black Sea region, and brings a significant contribution to political …

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Symbol for justice, equality and dignity has passed away

Obituary Symbol for justice, equality and dignity has passed away Nelson Mandela has had a challenging life and full of hardship. Nevertheless, he never gave up and defended his beliefs and values till his last breath. A fighter against apartheid, the great humanist Nelson Mandela was an experienced politician, a symbol of unity and peace …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regarding the recent bloodshed of US diplomatic missions in Libya and other countries of the Muslim world. (17 September 2012)

International Fund for Сooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (Fund) expresses its deepest grief on assassination of US Ambassador with his three diplomats as a result of furious assault by violent extremist groups to US Consulate in eastern Libya of Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and as well to all …

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