«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 Former Secretary General of the AIDLR

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Article 18's Legacy: Promoting universality and indivisibility | Episode 1

24 July 2023

Paulo Macedo, Secretary General of the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty; Dr. Ibrahim Salama, Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Branch at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Professor Silvio Ferrari, Emeritus Professor of Law and Religion participated in the webinar titled "Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief", hosted by Francesco Di Lillo representative of the European Union Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The episode aimed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and focused on the profound impact of Article 18, which enshrines the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. The discussion explored historical contexts and debates surrounding the formulation of Article 18, highlighting its significance in shaping subsequent international human rights instruments.

Report: https://us13.campaign-archive.com/?u=9bf7cea26390ccd87b5d6b9b2&id=5d0b2c30bc

To watch the webminar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n71DT3SCNNA&t=2s