UN hosts regional conference in Cyprus against religious violence

The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Heiner Bielefeldt, will be holding a inter-religious regional debate ‘Broadening Cross-Boundary Communications,’ in Cyprus from October 7 to 8, with the aim of building trust through communication.

Heiner Bielefeldt, will join religious leaders, lawmakers and human rights defenders from the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss ways to strengthen and promote cooperation in cross-boundary communication to prevent religious violence.

“Communication helps to overcome prejudices, prevent negative stereotypes and build –or re-build– trust in societies,” Bielefeldt said.

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