Al-Jarwan participates in the Spain International Conference in Support of Peace and Intercultural Dialogue:
“The United Arabic Emirates has taken great and courageous steps to support a real rapprochement between religions and cultures. The Document on Human Fraternity and the Abrahamic Family House are global examples of this rapprochement.”
The President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan, participated in the international conference held in Malaga, southern Spain under the title “Reflections of an action plan on interfaith commitment and cultures as an incentive to prevent conflicts and support peace”, in order to response the official invitation to His Excellency by the Mayor of Malaga, His Excellency Francisco de La Torre Prados, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Malaga (CIFAL Málaga), the coordinators of the Conference in coordination with the State of Vatican , the Muslim World League and the World Jewish Congress.
The participants in this international conference were the Mayor of Malaga, His Excellency Francisco de Latorre Prados, the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), His Excellency Nikhil Seth, the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the representative of Argentina to the Office of The United Nations and other international organizations in Switzerland, His Excellency Federico Begas Beltran, Director of the International Training Center for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL Málaga), His Excellency Julio Andrade Luis, Permanent Ambassador of Spain to the United Nations in New York, His Excellency Agustin Santos Marabir, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Ecuador, The current President of the GIA Foundation, His Excellency Luis Santos Chiriboga, the Ambassador of the Vatican and Permanent Observer to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Switzerland, His Excellency Bishop Fortunatos Noachoco, the President of the University for Peace (UPEACE), His Excellency Francisco Rojas Aravena, the President of the University of Malaga, Mr. José Angel Narvaez Bueno, the Special Adviser to the Muslim World League, the Director of the League in Italy, His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Sarhan, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Office, other International Organizations in Switzerland, Her Excellency Lubna Kassem, Representative to the United Nations and UNESCO and Coordinator on combating antisemitism at the World Jewish Congress, Mr. Leon Saltell, Chancellor of the University of Peace and former President of the European Parliament, His Excellency Enrique Barόn Crespo.
During his intervention at this international conference, Ahmed Al Jarwan highlighted what he described as “the tireless and bold efforts adopted by the United Arab Emirates to establish bases for a real rapprochement between religions and cultures, after the state covered, its sponsorship, the Document on Human Fraternity and established the Abrahamic Family House on its land as a universal symbol of this rapprochement,”, and stressed that “serious dialogue between different civilizations, religions and cultures is no longer an intellectual luxury, but has become the only way to establish peace.”
The President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace added that “The consensus of religions and cultures is the lifeline to terrorism and extremism,” adding that “NGOs have an active role to play in establishing communication workshops, establishing basis for coexistence and acceptance of others, and building relationships based on equality and preserving human dignity.”
Al-Jarwan stressed, to representatives of various international organizations concerned with human rights and support for coexistence and peace, the need to “invest that large space provided by modern technology to communicate and spread ideas aimed at supporting the tolerant meanings of accepting difference, rejecting violence and supporting coexistence”, the President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace called for the need to maintain “the continuation of the dialogue, no matter how many obstacles or setbacks the latter faces, especially since it is the only way to achieve rapprochement, understanding and peace”.
Ahmed Al-Jarwan also highlighted the need to encourage “scientific research in the field of dialogue between cultures and religions, and to submit proposals for solutions to those obstacles facing dialogue,” and stressed that the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace “make strenuous efforts to achieve this goal in support of research and studies on tolerance and peace,” adding that “this experience can also be expanded to include support for scientific research in the field of interreligious dialogue.”