«I believe that goverments, diplomats, religious leaders, academia and non-governmental organizations can effectively work together at international, regional and national levels to promote peace and security, tolerance and respect for diversity, religion or belief, and always defending the human dignity and the principle of freedom of religion for all people... Respect for differences begin with acknowledging the rights, dignity and perspectives of everyone in a thoughful manner and then by treating others as one would like to be treated.»

Dr. Liviu Olteanu Secretary General of the AIDLR

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By Dr Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty


Meetings in New York of H.E. Adama DIENG, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Prevention of Genocide with Dr. Liviu Olteanu, the AIDLR Secretary-General, initiator of the Global Summits and Dialogue Five frame


New York City. June 23-24, 2019

Liviu Olteanu, the Secretary General of the AIDLR, met in New York on 23 and 24 June with H.E. Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, and jointly assessed the current need for a Report on the Second Global Summit on Religion Peace and Security, held in the Palais of Nations of Geneva the 29 April to 1 May and co-organized by the UN Office of Genocide Prevention and the AIDLR 2019.

After Honorable Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN has launched recently the UN Plan of Action on Countering Hate Speech, the meeting between the Under-Secretary-General Adama Dieng and Liviu Olteanu has been focus on the “Dialogue Five Commission on Religion, Peace and Security” where as a result of the great success of previous Global summits, the AIDLR assumed a coordinating role with other actors, and looking to create a periodical evaluation and implementation, in praxis, of the U.N. Plans of Action; for it has been proposed working on constituting the Commission and the next global event was proposed to take place in New York on April-May 2020.



Liviu Olteanu, AIDLR Secretary-General with H.E. Mr. Adama Dieng at the UN Headquarters Offices in New York.