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Riyadh Virtually hosts G20 Interfaith Forum on religious values on Oct. 13 – 17, 2020

Riyadh to virtually host the 7th G20 Religious Values Forum (Interfaith 7) from 13 -17 October 2020 which lasts for five days with the participation of more than 500 leaders, experts and representatives of world key religious and global policy institutions in addition to high-level religious personalities.

The forum is based on a partnership of a host of civil society, government organizations, semi-government organizations, humanitarian, religious values institutions, social initiatives, and academic institutions as well as decision-makers related to developmental organizations.

The forum seeks to increase awareness of the role of religious organizations in implementing the UN schedule for sustainable development 2030 which accommodates 17 objectives for sustainable development.

This year, the forum is expected to address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian and development issues i.e. the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, migration, conflict, gender equality, and climate change.

The five-day G20 Interfaith Forum conference would be open to the public and to be streamed live at Sessions will focus on ways religious leaders can work with governments to combat racism and hate speech; contribute to the advancement of migrants, refugees, women and youth; address the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking; protect shared religious and cultural heritage; and mitigate the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change.