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The Honorable Antonio GUTERRES, United Nations Secretary-General and Dr. Liviu Olteanu, AIDLR' Secretary General, exchanged together views at the UN Headquaters on Plan of Action for religious leaders and actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes, and regarding the AIDLR journal «Ambassadors for Liberty, Hope and Peace» and book «Agents and Ambassadors for Peace»

United Nations Headquarters, New York, Ecosoc Chamber, July 2017

Dr. Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the AIDLR was invited by H.E. ADAMA DIENG United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide to take part in the launch by the Secretary-General of United Nations ANTONIO GUTERRES on 14 July 2017 of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes. At this event have been joined together Member States, the United Nations, international and non-governmental organizations and faith actors to adopt the Plan of Action and related regional action plans and to discuss strategies for their implementation. (…). His Excellency Adama Dieng wrote too in his letter sent to Dr. Olteanu: “I believe that implementation of the Plan of Action will also serve to advance the Secretary-General’s prevention agenda, and is most likely to succeed with the full support of relevant United Nations entities and other stakeholders. I very much hope you will accept the invitation to be the keynote speaker at the reception in the evening. I look forward to seeing you at the launch of the Plan of Action”.

Following the launch of The Plan of Action, the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio GUTERRES met with Religious Leaders and worldwide Actors. In one of these discussions, Dr. Liviu Olteanu and Secretary-General of the UN The Honorable ANTONIO GUTERRES talked together on the Plan of Action and specifically regarding the tools produced by the AIDLR to defend the religious liberty, prevent violence in the name of religion and working in the favor of the principle of freedom of religion or belief for all people. Two of these tools introduced to UN Secretary General are: the journal “Ambassadors for Liberty, Hope and Peace” and the book “Agents and Ambassadors for Peace”. Dr. Liviu Olteanu offered to H.E. Antonio Guterres a copy of journal and of book that have been appreciated.


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Photo: UN Secretary General, The Honorable Antonio Guterres and Dr. Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the AIDLR