World Interfaith Harmony Week: “Faith Based Organizations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals”.

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2020-01-31 6:13 PM

Country: Austria
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    Women’s Federation for World Peace, UNCAV and Youth&Students for Peace

UPF Austria, Vienna International Centre (United Nations), January 31st 2020: Following up on conferences of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations in Vienna, New York and San Francisco and supported by UNODC, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Growth4Peace, the Women’s Federation for World Peace, UNCAV and Youth&Students for Peace in commemoration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week organized a conference on theme of “Faith Based Organizations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. The conference was attended by 200 participants including UN diplomats, religious leaders, NGO representatives and other members of civil society. The conference began with a welcome from Mr. Peter Haider, President of UPF Austria. The first Session of the conference, “Interfaith Cooperation, Peacebuilding and Crime Prevention,” was moderated by Heather Wokusch. She observed the increasing importance of interfaith dialogue and cooperation in areas ranging from international relations to criminology.