5 June 2018, GENEVA – On 5 June, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy was invited by the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to an official meeting of all African Group Ambassadors in Geneva to present the rationale and purpose of the World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights.”

Ambassador Jazairy informed the African Group Ambassadors about the objective of the World Conference. He said that the main aim of the World Conference is to harness the collective energy of religions, faiths and value-systems – and to recognize a set of shared core inalienable principles – that could provide the foundation for the advancement of equal citizenship rights.

In this regard, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director noted that the World Conference will bring together leaders from the world’s main religions, whether spiritual or lay, to give further concrete substance to the ideals that unite humanity.

Religious leaders, politicians and community leaders must recommit themselves – he noted – to identify appropriate ways to muster support for the promotion of equal citizenship rights.

Ambassador Jazairy invited all African Permanent Missions in Geneva to be present at the World Conference which will be held on 25 June at the United Nations Office at Geneva under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

Ambassadors of the African Group expressed their strong support to the work of the Geneva Centre and the endeavours of its Executive Director to carry the process forward towards the successful holding of the World Conference.

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