The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a unanimous resolution jointly tabled by Pakistan and Philippines on the “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace”.
Introducing the resolution, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Munir Akram said it is essential to promote a culture of peace, accommodating ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of the modern States and globalized international community.
The consensus adoption of the resolution is significant, particularly due to the alarming rise in religious intolerance, racism and the upsurge of Islamophobia across the globe.
The unanimous adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly sent a message of international solidarity and cooperation. Pakistan, on its part, will continue to lead efforts to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace and the values of peaceful co-existence and inter-faith and cultural harmony.