Al-Jarwan Affirms The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace’s rejection of All Forms of Violence in the World
ABU DHABI, 21st August, WAM/
His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohammed Aljarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace affirmed the Council’s rejection of all forms of violence and its respect at the same time for all humanitarian initiatives that contribute to spreading the culture of tolerance and peace.
This came the in the statements of Aljarwan on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, including those belonging to religious sects and minorities around the world, which was recognized by the United Nations for the first time in 2019.
Aljarwan said that commemorating this anniversary puts the whole world in a position of responsibility to eliminate all aspects of violence between humanity.
On this occasion, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, stressed that the freedom of religion or belief, the freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of association are all interrelated, interdependent and mutually supportive and are at the core of Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration. He stressed that preserving these rights has an important role in combating all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations made it clear that open and constructive discussion based on respect for ideas such as interfaith and intercultural dialogue at the local, national, regional and international levels can play a positive role in combating religious hatred, incitement and violence, noting that the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and full respect for the freedom to seek, receive and impart information can also have a positive role in promoting democracy and combating religious intolerance
WAM/ Essam Al-Khouli