Mr. Hanifa Ahmadov works in the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan as Head of the working group/division for the Baku International Humanitarian Forum of the Humanitarian Policy Issues Department. The objectives of the Baku International Humanitarian Forum are to consider humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. Mr. Ahmadov previously served as Deputy Head of the Department for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Ahmadov was a member of the Council of Europe’s Governmental Committee for the European Social Charter. Mr. Ahmadov holds an MA in International Relations from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (2004), and a BA from Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey (2001). Mr. Ahmadov completed with distinction the Advanced Foreign Service Program at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA), where he was presented the ADA Distinguished Attaché Award (2010).