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8 Feb 2024
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The 9th Geneva Interfaith Dialogue - Common Human Values in Multilateral Diplomacy

Geneva, Switzerland
1 Days
Programme Area
Decentralize Cooperation Programme
Event Focal Point Email
Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations in Geneva
Public – by registration
Mode of Delivery
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The Annual Geneva Interfaith Dialogue convenes a diverse panel of Ambassadors and other high-level representatives of the world’s major faiths, as well as the International Geneva community at large, to engage on the links between faith, politics, and society. The Dialogue is held on the premises of the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) each year during the World Interfaith Harmony Week. It serves as a platform not simply to commemorate UNGA Resolution 65/5, but as a vehicle to raise public awareness, renew the Resolution’s commitments, and build capacity for putting the Resolution’s values into practice across the world.

This year’s sessions consists of a panel discussion on the topic of “Common Human Values in Multilateral Diplomacy”, which were followed by a short Q&A session. The session consisted of eight speakers, in which each panelist relayed their own opinion on the topic. Following this, each panellist explained in what ways their government or organization leverages either the synergies between their multilateral efforts and the common values that encompass us all.

80 representatives of the International Geneva community, a broad panel of ambassadors, and representatives from the world's main religions to discuss the connections between politics, religion, and society.


  • Amb. Luis Gallegos Chairperson, Board of Trustees, UNITAR
  • Mr. Alexander A. Mejia Director, Division for People and Social Inclusion, UNITAR
  • Amb. Khalid Walid Obeidat, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Amb. Galib Israfilov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Amb. Sabri Bachtobji, Permanent Representative of Tunisia
  • Amb. Cristian Espinosa Canizares, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ecuador
  • Amb. Abdallah Saleh Possi, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Archbishop Ettore Balestero, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See
  • Amb. Maria Therese Pictet-Althann, Permanent Observer of the Sovereign Order of Malta
  • Amb. Nassima Baghli, Permanent Observer of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.