«Freedom of conscience is one of the most precious gifts offered to humankind. Freedom of conscience is not a negotiable liberty. The right to freedom of conscience must be the prerogative of all respectful societies, societies which respect citizen's believers, agnostics or atheists. Opposition and deprivation of freedom of conscience in the midst of a society is comparable to a crime against humanity»

Dr. Bruno Vertallier Former President of the AIDLR

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United Nations, GENEVA, 5th of March 2018

Side-event at the 37th session of HRC:

Religion/Religious Freedom’s Influence on Peace and Security

Organized by:

Association Internationale
POUR LA DÉFENSE DE LA LIBERTÉ RELIGIEUSE
International Association
FOR THE DEFENCE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Co-hosted by:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Spain



Organized by the AIDLR in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Spain, the main objective of the Side-Event on “Religion/Religious Freedom’s Influence on Peace and Security” was to show the positive role that have to focus all religions – and concretely the ‘Dialogue Five’ actors (diplomats, politicians, religious leaders, academia, civil society (media, NGOs) – looking specially on the importance of religious freedom in favor of peace and security, and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular Goals 16 and 17, which call for “Peace, justice and strong institutions”, and to “Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.”




Keynotes of the participants (videos)
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