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April 2012: The Coalition for the “Initiative for a UN Decade of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Understanding and Cooperation for Peace” redefines its strategy while keeping its core objective: partnering with the UN towards shared goals leading to sustainable peace.


At the beginning of April 2012 the Steering Committee of the Coalition will start a consultation with all its member organizations about the future of the Coalition. Since the proclamation by the UN General Assembly of the proposed UN decade is not any longer a politically viable immediate objective, the Steering Committee is proposing for the consideration of the Coalition members: Read More..

Third Meeting of the Coalition will be again in Maryknoll, now on 7-9 March 2011


The Coalition supporting the Decade Initiative will have its third meeting on 7-9 March 2011 at the Retreat Center of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Ossining, New York, where the Coalition was constituted in March 2009.
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Third Meeting of the Coalition will be again in Maryknoll, now on 7-9 March 2011


Main purpose of this meeting will be discussing, finalizing and eventually adopting an alternative strategic approach to face the delay in having the proposed Decade proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. The new strategy would allow moving to action and start implementing the Decade hopefully on the 2011 International Day of Peace.

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The Steering Committee of the Coalition which supports the proposed DECADE will have its fourth meeting in Geneva, Switzerland 2-3 May 2010


This is the first time that the Steering Committee meets in Europe. Geneva, where the DECADE Initiative was launched on January 2008, is a strategic place because several UN agencies dealing with social issues (such as human rights, employment, health, refugees, international migrations) have their headquarters in that city, together with a significant number of Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Value-Based Organizations (VBOs) associated to the Coalition which supports the DECADE Initiative. Most of the UN member states have permanent missions to the international organizations based in that city.

Second Meeting of the Coalition in support of the DECADE Initiative


The Second meeting of the Coalition would be held immediately before the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia, from 30 November to 3 December at the Holy Cross Retreat Center. Read More..

Constituting Meeting of the COALITION


The COALITION of faith communities and civil society organizations supporting the DECADE Initiative will be constituted in a three-day meeting which will be held at the Maryknoll Center, near New York City, on 2-4 March 2009.

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