The mission of the World Public Forum annual session "Dialogue of Civilizations", Rhodes 2007, is to make the world community clear about the idea that instead of chaos and destructive tendencies in the world today accompanied by dubious attempts of separate communities to offer themselves in the role of saviors of the world from perish, it is quite possible to see global development as a process of building up a united civilizational space. This could allow, through dialogue, to harmonize inter-civilizational relationships, widen the system of religious contacts, form the structure of regional dialogue aimed at settling critical problems of mutual existence. All of these positive initiatives could help to design integration systems in different spheres of human activity and provide for inter-subsidiarity of opportunities of human self-perfection in various areas of people's lives.
Rhodes Forum is called upon to express public concern upon disintegration tendencies in the life of the world community and, also, anxiety about attempts to guarantee privileged development of some at the expense of others.
Rhodes Forum, together with other friendly public organisations, positions itself at a new level as instrument of forming a united civilizational space of international relationships. Namely, the instrument able to help diverse public groups come out with and co-ordinate their interests and positions, thereby fully participating in the global development.
Rhodes 2007 claims, that it is precisely this level of inter-civilizational contacts which allows to sort out current problems and blind alleys of social-political life, create a fair order of legal relations and appropriate conditions for a human being's growth irrespective of his/her ethnic or cultural origin.