A rare but momentous gathering will take place at the United Nations in New York on 21-22 April.
President of the General Assembly, Sam K. Kutesa will convene in conjunction with the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the High-Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, a High-Level Thematic Debate on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation, Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The two-day High-Level meeting will offer a platform for Member States and faith leaders from around the world, along with other stakeholders, to discuss means of promoting tolerance and reconciliation, as well as to address challenges of countering radicalization and extremism.
Day one of the meeting will consist of an opening session, a high-level plenary and an interactive panel discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss practical strategies to foster peaceful, inclusive societies and to counter the threat of radicalization and violent extremism.
Day two will be centred on interfaith dialogue, featuring high-level statements and an interactive panel discussion on the role of faith leaders in promoting tolerance for diversity, freedom of expression and human rights.
Religious communities have followers across race, class, and gender. This meeting will be a powerful demonstration of how diverse communities can address common challenges.
The outcome of the meeting will be a President’s summary highlighting salient points and key messages arising from the thematic debate.
Staff members from across the UN system and representatives of Member States will be able to follow the proceedings of this exceptional High-Level event online.
For further information, please contact Ms. Nihal Saad, Spokesperson for the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations at email@example.com, or visit:
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