International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

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

The senior UN official tasked with overseeing a plan of action to ensure that religious sites are safe, has delivered a draft to the Secretary-General.

Miguel Angel Moratinos, spoke to UN News on the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. 

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 Christchurch, New Zealand shootings.

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A recap of Thursday’s top stories: International Day honours victims of religious-based violence, UN experts on Kashmir, environmental disasters in Asia-Pacific, animal protections, and UN chief on Burkina Faso

Thursday’s Daily Brief: New international day honouring victims of religious-based violence; Kashmir shutdown must be reversed; Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific; Giraffes fare well for protection, elephants not so much; UN chief condemns Burkina Faso violence

World must stamp out persecution of religious groups, Guterres declares on new UN Day

UN chief António Guterres called for an end to the persecution of religious groups on Thursday, the first ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief.

News in Brief 22 August 2019

  • Honouring victims of religious-based violence
  • New climate reality in Asia and the Pacific
  • UN chief condemns Burkina Faso violence

 

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