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(Part 1) Third Annual Symposium: The Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
23 Jan 2017 -  Thematic Focus: Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Peace.
The Symposium will address cooperation among faith-based organizations, Member States, civil society and international and regional organizations, including the United Nations, in fostering just, inclusive and sustainable peace. The Symposium will highlight different perspectives on this topic and examine issues that can contribute to promoting just and sustainable peace, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or inhibiting just and sustainable peace, including in settings where there are lingering conflicts and endemic poverty. Two case studies will be also presented, namely Colombia and the Philippines, with an assessment of how their respective peace processes have addressed the promotion of a just peace, the cessation of hostilities and steps towards achieving sustainable peace.

Organized by: General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, World Council of Churches
Co-sponsored by: The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force for Engagement with Faith-based Organizations, The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations.