On 6 February 2016, as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week, the United Nations General Assembly conducted a special event – in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, and with the Committee of Religious NGOs. The event consisted of discussion panels on innovative approaches that develop a spirit of partnership among religious communities.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in partnership with the Committee of Religious NGOs, is honouring the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week, by bringing together governmental, United Nations and religious leaders for an afternoon of panel discussions and dialogue. The event will highlight the role that communities of faith are playing in helping to guide our world toward a more compassionate, sustainable future. The focus will be on innovative approaches that develop a spirit of partnership among religious communities and with the United Nations. The afternoon will address the following elements of discussion:
Panel 1 – Interfaith Harmony as a Key to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals Ceremony – Presentation of the 17 Development Goals by Religious Representatives Panel 2 – The Future of Cooperation between Religious Communities and the United Nations There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. Event organized by The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and The Committee of Religious NGOs at the U.N in relation with World Interfaith harmony Week 2016.