In Morocco, UN-backed forum highlights role of religious leaders in preventing atrocities | UN News Centre

Morocco continues to play a leadership role in the global effort to counter violent extremism:

UN News Center23 April 2015 – At a forum on the role of religious leaders in preventing incitement to violence and atrocities, which opened today in Fez, Morocco, a senior UN rights official stressed the importance of religious leaders worldwide in the prevention, mitigation and resolution of conflicts.

The two-day forum, which will wrap up tomorrow, came a day after a special meeting of the UN General Assembly brought together Member States and religious leaders from around to New York for a two-day high-level debate on the promotion of tolerance in the fight against the growing threat of violent extremism.

Organized at the initiative of the UN Office for the Prevention of Genocide, the International Centre King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue and the Inter-ministerial Delegation for Human Rights of Morocco, the aim of the conference is to stimulate discussion among participants on the role of religious leaders and faith-based organizations in the prevention of atrocities, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity…[Full Story]



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