New UN plan will ensure that ‘worshippers can observe their rituals in peace’

22 August 2019

The senior UN official tasked with overseeing a plan of action to ensure that religious sites are safe, and that worshippers can observe their rituals in peace, has delivered a draft to the Secretary-General, following consultations with governments, religious leaders, faith-based organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), spoke to UN News on the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. 

Speaking from the German town of Lindau, where he was addressing  the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace, Mr. Moratinos explained that one of the new elements explored in the draft plan, is the role of social media, using, as an example, the mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

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