Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the SDGs
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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
and The Committee of Religious NGOs at the U.N.
invite you to:
Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals
Honoring the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
United Nations Conference Room 1
World Interfaith Harmony Week, established by U.N. General Assembly Resolution 65/5, offers the opportunity to highlight the vital role of communities of faith working with the United Nations to guide our world toward a more compassionate, sustainable future.
Religious leaders will join distinguished governmental and U.N. speakers to demonstrate support for the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus will be on the importance of interfaith solidarity in accomplishing the Goals, as well as innovative approaches that develop a spirit of partnership among religious communities and with the United Nations.
Please join us for an afternoon of thoughtful presentations, music and ceremony.
Seating is limited!
Everyone must register to attend by Friday, January 29.
Please indicate whether or not you have a U.N. grounds pass.
Schools and faith community groups are welcome.
DISTINGUISHED PRESENTERS WILL INCLUDE:
H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations
Ms. Marie-Paule Roudil, Director, UNESCO New York Office
H. E. Mr. Amjad Al Moumani, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
H.E. Mr. Akan Rakhmetulin, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mission of Kazakhstan
Father Roger Landry, Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the U.N.
H.E. Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen, Permanent Observer of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation to the U.N.
Dr. Azza Karam, Senior Advisor on Culture, UNFPA
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, Lead, Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group
Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, Senior Advisor, U.N. Alliance of Civilizations
Rev. Liberato Bautista, President, Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations
Ms. Lilach Shafir, Director of International Education and Jewish Engagement, AJWS
Baba Wándé Abímbólá, President and Founder of Ifa Heritage Institute (Yoruba oral tradition)
Mrs. Masami Saionji, Chairperson, The World Peace Prayer Society
Rev. Victor Kazanjian, Executive Director, United Religions Initiative
Mr. Tajeldin Hamad, Universal Peace Federation
Swami Parameshananda, Bharat Sevashram Sangha
Ms. Sadyia Khalique, Director of Operations, New York Chapter, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Sr. Áine O’Connor, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
WITH SPECIAL MUSIC BY:
Kinan Azmeh, Renowned Syrian Clarinetist and Composer
Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations
Plus a ceremonial presentation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 17 Religious Representatives led by Rev. Dionne Boissiere, Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations