5 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.
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
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.
The news about three women who were kept prisoners in a London home has gone around the world. It drew attention to the problem of slavery and trafficking in persons.
Members of diverse faith communities participated with local residents and special guests in Human Rights Day events organised by Baha’is in Sydney and Canberra in December 2013.
NAIROBI, 18 October 2013 (IRIN) – More than two centuries after slavery was outlawed, 29.8 million people globally continue to be subjected to new and diverse forms of servitude, a new index ranking 162 countries shows.
Most religions share core values that are of key importance for the protection of persons.
SINGAPORE – An inter-religious group in this Southeast Asian nation has established the Singapore Interfaith Network on Aids (SINA).
The Role of Interfaith 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).
ONE of the country’s longest-running non-government organisations, Metta Development Foundation, is expecting greater opportunities to contribute to development under the new government, its recently departed executive director says.