World Interfaith Harmony Week


Following up on conferences of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations in Vienna, New York and San Francisco and supported by UNODC,

the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Growth4Peace, the Women’s Federation for World Peace, UNCAV, Youth&Students for Peace and other partnering organizations are inviting you to a conference on the theme



Faith Based Organizations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals


Registration link (until January 27th 2020)


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Friday, January 31st 2020, 13:00-17:30 (1:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Vienna International Center, Conference Room C1, 2nd floor


Picking up the UN day pass: 13:00 – 14:00 (Gate 1)


1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30 Interfaith Cooperation, Peacebuilding and Crime Prevention


2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30 Interfaith Harmony and the United Nations SDGs


Speakers: Diplomats, Religious leaders, Academics and Leaders of NGOs


A ground pass is required to enter Vienna International Centre (VIC). If you do not have a permanent pass, please register not later than January 27th. Those, who would like to enter the VIC and attend the conference on January 31st 2020, are requested to present their identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC. The VIC, 1220 Wien, Wagramerstrasse 5, is best reached by Subway U1 (Kaisermühlen).



Further information: Peter Haider - 0650 2588846 or Dr. Afsar Rathor – 0699 17469890


World Interfaith Harmony Week
First proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010, just under a month later it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. World Interfaith Harmony Week events were organized in the UN in Vienna in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.



“This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion's identity. UPF and its network of Ambassadors for Peace celebrate this week each year, in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world”

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