Title: A Conversation about Freedom of Thought with Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Sponsor: The Non-Governmental Organizations Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief
When: 26 October 2021, 10:00am to 11:15am (Eastern)
Where: Virtual Forum – Registration Required
RSVP: To receive a link to the webinar, RSVP at: info@UNFoRB.org
Summary: On the occasion of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief is hosting a conversation with Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, to discuss his most recent report (presented to the Third Committee on October 19, 2021), which focuses on the Freedom of Thought. Dr. Shaheed will discuss what freedom of thought entails, how and where it is most in danger of being violated, the ways in which emerging technologies are threatening this right, how it connects with religious freedom and freedom of expression, and how it is impacted by social media, among other things.
Dr. Shaheed’s report can be accessed here: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Religion/A_76_380_AUV.docx
We will have time for questions from attendees, so please feel free to come with questions for Dr. Shaheed.
- Opening Remarks
- Introduction of Dr. Shaheed
- Discussion with Dr. Shaheed moderated by Kelsey Zorzi (35 minutes)
- Questions from Attendees (20 minutes)
A Zoom link will be sent to you on the day of the event.