«I believe that goverments, diplomats, religious leaders, academia and non-governmental organizations can effectively work together at international, regional and national levels to promote peace and security, tolerance and respect for diversity, religion or belief, and always defending the human dignity and the principle of freedom of religion for all people... Respect for differences begin with acknowledging the rights, dignity and perspectives of everyone in a thoughful manner and then by treating others as one would like to be treated.»

Dr. Liviu Olteanu Secretary General of the AIDLR

Event Program

Other Events

United Nations, GENEVA, 5th of March 2018

Side-event at the 37th session of HRC:

Religion/Religious Freedom’s Influence on Peace and Security

Organized by:

Association Internationale
POUR LA DÉFENSE DE LA LIBERTÉ RELIGIEUSE
International Association
FOR THE DEFENCE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Co-hosted by:

Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Spain



Organized by the AIDLR in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Spain, the main objective of the Side-Event on “Religion/Religious Freedom’s Influence on Peace and Security” was to show the positive role that have to focus all religions – and concretely the ‘Dialogue Five’ actors (diplomats, politicians, religious leaders, academia, civil society (media, NGOs) – looking specially on the importance of religious freedom in favor of peace and security, and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular Goals 16 and 17, which call for “Peace, justice and strong institutions”, and to “Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.”