On the occasion of the 1st anniversary of
signing the Document on Human Fraternity
New York, 4 February 2020
In the context of Interfaith Harmony Week, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Miguel Moratinos recalls that on 4 February 2019 the “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and living Together” was co-signed in Abu Dhabi by His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr. Ahmed El Tayeb. He commended the steps taken by the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity (HCHF) towards implementing the document. He said that the document is a blueprint for interfaith harmony and charts the course for promoting a culture of peace, respect of the other and religious pluralism.
The High Representative noted that the Grand Imam and His Holiness, Pope Francis, had underscored the necessity of coordinated work with all international institutions and organizations especially those with relevant mandates to peace and human fraternity with the aim to mainstreaming the principles of the Human Brotherhood Document and apply it on the ground towards a better future for humanity at large.
The High Representative recalled his audience with His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Prof. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb in 2019 and re-affirmed his commitment to collaborate with the Higher Committee in implementing the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and living Together”.