«At the end of September 1914, I had been gravely injured and I was lying on the ground in misery like my companions. At daybreak, I saw the heavy silhouette of the curate moving around the area. When it came to my turn I said to him in all honesty, 'I am a stranger to your way of worship and I do not share your convinctions'. He replied: 'My child, if you have to appear before the Supreme Judge shortly, know that He will be a judge of love'. This scene is one that I will never forget.»

Rene Cassin Nobel Prize winner and the 4th President of the Honoray Committee 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.