204 – H.E. Jorge Sampaio

In Letters of Supportby

Dear Friends,

The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) seeks to reduce tensions across cultural divides that
threaten stability and peace among and between communities and societies. The Alliance
welcomes efforts by states, civil society, and other actors to build trust and respect among diverse
communities – including among religions.

In this regard, I welcome the UN General Assembly’s unanimous adoption on October 20th, 2010, of
a Resolution establishing the World Interfaith Harmony Week, upon an initial proposal by H.M. King
Abdullah II of Jordan on September 23rd 2010. Its intent is to be broad and inclusive, bringing
together people of all religions, faiths, and beliefs.

I therefore invite members of the Alliance of Civilizations, partners, civil society organizations, faith
communities, universities, youth, and other sectors to visit the website established by the
Jordanian government at www.worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com to learn more about the
initiative and investigate ways in which they may promote the initiative, support it or get involved.
Furthermore, you will find enclosed two notes prepared by the Secretariat of the Alliance that give
an overview of the initiative to facilitate its dissemination among your own constituencies and

I thank you in advance for your kind collaboration.



The Alliance of Civilizations

Title / Position
UNITED NATIONS High Representative

See Attachments
Un AOC doc1
Un AOC doc2