Countries Finalise Declaration on Refugees, Migrants

large5 August 2016: UN Member States have finalised negotiations on the outcome document to be adopted at the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) High-level Meeting on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (HLM), which will take place on 19 September 2016. The agreed text takes the form of a declaration, which includes annexes outlining areas of agreement and next steps both on a ‘Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework’ and on a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The negotiations on the outcome of the HLM were led by co-facilitators David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Dina Kawar, Permanent Representative of Jordan.

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Interfaith and Humanitarian Issues

Interfaith and Social Justice embraces development, the promotion of peace in the region, delivery of humanitarian aid, sharing of resources, aid, steps to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the encounter of equality between men and women of all cultures and religious beliefs.

Regional Interfaith Dialogues promote development: “We ask that faith groups and civil society develop partnerships with each other and with governments to work for social and economic justice, minority empowerment and reconciliation among conflicting groups within society.”

The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights provides the necessary freedoms in order that human life may flourish and that peace, harmony and cooperation is possible among all peoples.

The recent United Nations proclamation of World Interfaith Harmony week is one such initiative where Interfaith activity is a vehicle for fostering regional project-driven activities across faith communities that focus on community service and development, environmental challenges and social justice.

You can read about Interfaith Activity and Humanitarian Initiatives here

UNGA President Releases Note on Human Rights and the Rule of Law

UN General Assembly

The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has released a concept note on ‘Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the post-2015 Development Agenda,’ ahead of a high-level event on this topic.

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Indonesia: The Role of Interfaith in Disaster Workshop

The Role of Interfaith in Disaster

Workshop on Interfaith Role in Disaster

A workshop examining The Role of Interfaith in Disaster was held at ICRS Yogyakarta. Participants included UNOCHA, Muhammadiah, Karina KAS, Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) and Pos Keadilan Peduli Ummat (PKPU).

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