Religious Persecution Continues Unabated on International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
The day is observed August 22 in recognition of the importance of combating hate crimes, providing sufferers appropriate assistance and support, and encouraging interfaith dialogue.
UN Secretary-General Calls for Global Ceasefire in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
War’s insecurities render the world’s poor, marginalized and displaced disproportionately vulnerable to the pandemic, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who has urged warring countries across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the biggest battle humanity has faced in the 21st century.
Spotlight on Religious Freedom at the UN
At the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom at UN headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the state of religious freedom internationally as “a pressing global issue and one that is also very close to my heart.