At the invitation of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Spain: AlJarwan addresses the Spanish Parliament, and reviews the achievements of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace GCTP
Madrid, February 28, 2022
His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohamed AlJarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Tolerance GCTP, delivered a speech before the Parliament of the Kingdom of Spain in the capital Madrid, during which he reviewed the initiatives of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, and the recent achievements of its various organs, represented in the General Assembly and the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace.
AlJarwan’s speech came in response to the invitation of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Spain for the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and its members to participate in the activities of the Twenty-first International Conference on Charitable and Voluntary Work, which is being held on the occasion of the First International Decade of Indigenous Languages, under the supervision and organization of the Spanish International Institute for Charitable and Voluntary Work (IICV) of the Catholic University in UCAM Murcia in southeastern Spain.
At the beginning of his speech, Ahmed AlJarwan directed “thanks and gratitude to the Kingdom of Spain for hosting such an important international conference, which comes within the activities of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, and aims to enhance the role of intercultural dialogue, as a means to encourage respect and raise awareness of strengthening positive relations within societies and among all nations.” And highlight the best practices around the world in eliminating all forms of intolerance and intellectual and religious extremism in a way that supports the achievement of peace, security and prosperity for all peoples of the world.
The President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace added, “Our world has recently witnessed an increase in discrimination, extremism, violence and terrorism, and high rates of corruption, inequality and moral regression, which necessitates us to unify our efforts to promote a culture of respect for others, encourage dialogue, protect beliefs, defend justice, and raise the values of tolerance. and human fraternity with the aim of achieving a safer and more peaceful world. In his speech, AlJarwan stressed, “We in the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace believe in the importance of humanitarian and charitable work, and exert efforts to preserve the security and peace of societies, and that preserving indigenous languages…, celebrating and protecting them, is based on the principle of consideration and respect for the other.” That “observing and supporting cultures and languages around the world is an important source of respect for peoples, understanding of others, tolerance, love and peace.”
AlJarwan concluded his speech by emphasizing that the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace – through its various organs – invests in promoting dialogue and exchanging experiences between various actors and influencers around the world. The Council also works through its initiatives to create platforms for cooperation on many levels.” He added that “the continued growth of the number of members of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace – which has reached more than 80 parliamentarians from more than eighty national parliaments around the world, including the Spanish Chamber of Deputies – gives us more Of strength and positivity in influencing to achieve the aspirations of peoples for a more secure and peaceful life.” He stated that “the Council’s firm belief in the importance of education is what prompted the General Assembly for Tolerance and Peace to launch academic programs such as the Master’s Program in Tolerance and Peace, which is considered one of the most important outputs of the work of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace “.
The activities of the international conference witnessed the participation of nearly 30 ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to the Kingdom of Spain, led by the Dean of Members of Diplomatic Missions in Spain and the Ambassador of the Vatican State in Madrid, in addition to the Vice-Chairman of the International Cooperation Committee of the Spanish Parliament, His Excellency Gabriel Ilorriaga Pesarek, as well as the A group of members of the Spanish House of Representatives and heads of parliamentary committees were present in this House, as well as a large number of university professors, academics and students. The events of this conference were presented by the Vice President of the Catholic University of Murcia, His Excellency Pablo Belisa, and the leadership of the Spanish People’s Party (PP) and the former Mayor of the Spanish city (Trancon), His Excellency Maria Jesus Ponia Dominguez, and the Director of the International Institute for Voluntary and Charitable Activities IICV, His Excellency Bishop Antonio Alcaraz López.