UNDP co-sponsors the Ninth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs

Framing Human Security as Shared Security for People and the Planet

January 13, 2023
ninth annual symposium on the role of religion and faith-based organizations in international affairs

The 2023 Symposium will be the ninth in a series of symposiums held annually since 2015.

UNDP is pleased to co-sponsor the 2023 Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs, on behalf of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Sustainable Development.

The Symposium was initiated in 2015 from the initiative of faith-based partners, who came together to launch an annual occasion around the intersections of religion and international affairs, intentionally including the participation of UN member states and UN System entities.

The 2023 Annual Symposium will focus on the issue of human security, including the intersections of human security with sustainable development, durable peace, and gender justice.

Co-sponsorship from the United Nations has been by way of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Sustainable Development, which currently represents 27 entities within the UN System and with UN member states.

The Symposium was conceived to focus on how religious and faith-based organizations could reinforce support for human dignity, human rights and sustainable development, in particular the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Symposium is organized as an annual event designed as a space for conversation to identify and deepen the multifaceted, multi-layered, multidimensional, and multidisciplinary aspects of the permanent general theme on human rights and human dignity and follow that with an annual thematic focus that would enjoin the organizers to build upon previous conversations and continue to heighten intellectual engagement, create practical forms of action, and develop mechanisms for collaboration among symposium organizers, partners and participants.

The Symposium is held annually on a date in January close to the birthday (January 15) of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


📆 📍 Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | 8.30 am - 1.30 pm ET | Register here

To learn more, please visit the Symposium landing page: https://www.oikoumene.org/programme-activity/euno#annual-symposium 

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