BREAKOUT SESSION 4
“Many Cultures, One Humanity:
The Role and Responsibility of Religious Leaders and FBOs in Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies”
11:00-13:00, 20 November, Tuesday, United Nations Headquarters Conference Room 11
Within the United Nations, there is an increasing understanding of the role that religious leaders and faith-based organizations play in advancing the three pillars of the organization – peace and security, development and human rights. They are an important actors in the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. FBOs are already vested in all processes of human development. Religious leaders are uniquely placed to mobilize support for peace at all levels of society. In conflict and post-conflict settings, religious leaders and faith-based organizations are oftentimes the primary catalysts of nonviolent transformation, reconciliation and stability. The breakout session will provide an opportunity to exchange views and good practices in engaging with religious leaders and faith-based organizations involved in peacebuilding, national reconciliation, and prevention of violent extremism.
SPEAKERS AND MODERATOR
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