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Geneva Peace Week 2020 – The role of religious and faith-based organizations in peacebuilding

07/11/2020 


During this year’s Geneva Peace Week which took place from 2 to 6 November 2020, the Permanent Mission of the Order of Malta organized an online live session on “the role of religious and faith-based organizations in peacebuilding”.

The panel aimed at giving concrete examples of the role of religions and FBOs, as part of civil society, to reaffirm universal values protecting human life and dignity, to promote the actual respect of fundamental human rights such as education, food, health and shelter, therefore, preventing conflicts and facilitating the search for peaceful solutions. It is a role that role can be played at different levels, in different modes, through global public appeals, and/or local discrete approaches.

The session was moderated by H.E. Ambassador Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann.
As panelist participated Michel Veuthey, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Deputy Permanent Observer in Geneva; Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace and Grégoire de Fombelle, Communication Project Assistant at World Council of Churches.

The interventions of the panelists can be rewatched here:
H.E. Ambassador Marie-Thérèse Pictet-Althann
Michel Veuthey, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Deputy Permanent Observer in Geneva
Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace
Grégoire de Fombelle, Communication Project Assistant at World Council of Churches

Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations Office in Geneva

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