The UN NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief invites you to attend an event on the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
Date: Monday, 22 August 2022
Time: 2:15pm – 3:30pm EDT
Location: Zoom (link to be sent out to registrants the day of the event)
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 21 August 2022.
On the occasion of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (established by the United Nations General Assembly), the UN NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief in New York will be hosting an online event highlighting the continued need for action and advocacy aimed at preventing, condemning, and seeking accountability for violence against individuals on the basis of their religion or belief.
Principal Representative of the Bahá’í International Community to the UN Bani Dugal and UN NGO Committee on FoRB President Kelsey Zorzi and will provide overviews of several recent freedom of religion or belief initiatives, including the Washington D.C.-based Summit on International Religious Freedom and the London-based Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, and related future avenues for advocacy.
Dr. Thang Nguyen, founder and President of Boat People SOS (BPSOS) will provide an overview of the violence carried out against religious minorities in Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia and will detail the Vietnamese government’s efforts to hide and punish advocacy efforts aimed at shedding light on this violence or commemorating this International Day.
Participants are invited during the Q+A portion of the meeting to commemorate victims of religiously-based violence and share information about the recent violent persecution of religion or belief minorities around the world.