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Launch of the report on the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process

Launch of the report on the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process

 

Wednesday 9 September 2020 
4.00PM - 5.15PM CEST
Online

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On 18-19 November 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the support of the Universal Rights Group, hosted the seventh meeting of the Istanbul Process. The meeting was entitled, ‘Combatting religious intolerance: building inclusive and resilient societies, and pushing back against incitement to hatred and violence.’

This was the first meeting after a hiatus of three years and aimed to reinvigorate the Istanbul Process. This came at a pivotal time – a rise in discrimination and violence in recent years has brought into sharp relief the imperative to tackle the root causes of religious discrimination and intolerance. 
 
The seventh meeting was one of the most inclusive and participatory meetings yet, including through the integration of a gender perspective. It sought to continue the practitioner-centric approach adopted at the sixth meeting of the Istanbul Process in Singapore, and also introduced new features such as a ‘knowledge fair’ or ‘marketplace.’ As such, The Hague meeting provided a platform for practitioners from a cross-regional group of States, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to share practical policy experiences, good practices and lessons learnt in the promotion of religious tolerance and the strengthening of national resilience. 
 
On 9 September, the report of the seventh meeting will be launched during an online event. The report provides a brief overview of the discussions, case studies presented during the meeting, as well as key takeaways and recommendations for the further implementation of the action plan set out in Human Rights Council resolution 16/18 and GA resolution 66/167. The event will also see the launch of a new website – istanbulprocess1618.info – designed to act as a repository for information related the Istanbul Process and to provide a permanent space for States, international organisations, civil society and others to share good practices in combatting religious discrimination and intolerance. 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 16:15 to 17:15
Organiser or Host: 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, with the support of the Universal Rights Group and ARTICLE 19
Venue: 
Online
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IGAD special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

During the 28th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held in Mogadishu on 13th September 2016, the regional leaders decided to convene the special Summit. Subsequently, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced at the 29th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa on 9th December 2016 that it would gladly host the special Summit.

 

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 00:00
Organiser or Host: 
IGHAD
Venue: 
Nairobi, Kenya
Link: 
https://igad.int/divisions/economic-cooperation-and-social-development/2016-05-24-03-16-37/1503-experts-deliberate-durable-solutions-for-somali-refugees-in-the-igad-region
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