NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Protecting freedom of thought and conscience within the international community of nations

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Meeting with IPPFoRB – 21 September 2017

The UN NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief will hold its next event Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in the Bahá’í International Community United Nations Office, located at 866 UN Plaza (Suite 120), New York, NY 10017.

The Committee will be hosting several female members of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB) who will present on their work as it relates to the intersection of FoRB and women’s rights.

The meeting will allow for an open dialogue between attendees and the parliamentarians.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, email your name and affiliation to unforb@gmail.com

The Role of Faith Leaders in Advancing Human Rights

The NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief will hold its next event Monday, June 19, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Bahá’í International Community United Nations Office, located at 866 UN Plaza (Suite 120), New York, NY 10017.

Two recent initiatives, the Fez Plan of Action and Beirut Declaration on Religious Freedom, have brought together faith leaders to focus on articulating common commitments and ways in which they can stand for human rights and prevent atrocities more effectively.

Speakers will include:

  • Gillian Kitley, Senior Officer in the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect.
  • Laura Pereira, Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, email your name and affiliation to unforb@gmail.com

November 21: Briefing on Challenges to the Declaration on the Elimination on All Forms of Intolerance & Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations will host a substantive briefing  on challenges to the Declaration on the Elimination on All Forms of Intolerance & Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief. This event is co-sponsored by the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.  Continue Reading →