«I believe it is possible to expand on this common basis to build a system that recognizes the diversity of expressions and perspectives, and that allows for more openness and systematic collaboration in the service of the people we all care for, guided by the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.»

António Guterres Current Secretary-General of the United Nations

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The EU Ambassador Peter Sørensen and the Secretary General of the AIDLR, Dr. Liviu Olteanu, had a follow up of their collaboration at the Global Summit in Geneva and shared mutual appreciation for the other’s involvement

March 2017

Following the UN Panel on «Freedom of Religion or Belief: Toward an Agenda for Implementation» Dr. Liviu Olteanu, the Secretary General of the «International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty (AIDLR)» reiterated his support to an EU agenda for implementation regarding freedom of religion or belief for all people.

At the end of that meeting the AIDLR Secretary General had an exchange-views with His Excellency, Ambassador Peter Sørensen, Head of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, on previous and future collaboration between the AIDLR and EU delegation at the Global Summit «Religion, Peace and Security» co-organized by the AIDLR and the UN Office of Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect; this summit has also been cosponsored politically and financially by the European Union . Dr Liviu Oltenu thanked the EU Ambassador at the United Nations for his continued support in favor of defense of freedom of religion or belief that has remain challenged in many parts of the world. The international work of the AIDLR in favor of freedom of religion or belief was also commended by the Ambassador


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Photo: H.E. Ambassador Peter SORENSON, Head of EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, and Dr. Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the AIDLR at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.