Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals


ngos The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and The Committee of Religious NGOs at the U.N. presented a special event focussed on the transformative agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) at the United Nations on 3 February, 2016.


“World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrates the principles of tolerance and respect for the other that are deeply rooted in the world’s major religions. The observance is also a summons to solidarity in the face of those who spread misunderstanding and mistrust.” (Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for World Interfaith Harmony Week)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
3:00-6:00 p.m.
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.

This year’s special event will focus on promoting religious and inter-religious actions for sustainable development. The event will provide an opportunity for religious communities to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable development. It will also highlight the role of multi-religious and multi-sectoral partnership in achieving sustainable development goals.

Event organised in cooperation with the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations (RNGO)

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