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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations are organizing an event in Geneva to commemorate the International Day to Combat Islamophobia

grandmother (UNA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations Office participate in organizing and sponsoring an event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on March 17, 2023, in celebration of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.
The celebration is organized within the framework of the implementation of United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 76/254 calling for strengthening international efforts to encourage a global dialogue on promoting a culture of tolerance and peace, based on respect for human rights and diversity of religions and beliefs.
The event aims to raise awareness of intolerance, hate speech and discrimination targeting Muslim societies and encourage countries to take the necessary steps to combat the phenomenon of Islamophobia. It will also call on UN Member States to firmly address Islamophobia as a specific form of racism and to adopt action plans to prevent and combat it.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva will deliver opening remarks. The event will hear presentations by Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, former UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Ambassador Ismail Hakki Musa, Personal Representative of the current OSCE Chair on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims; Mr. Alexandre Jessel, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on Anti-Semitism, Anti-Muslim and Other Forms of Religious Intolerance and Hate Crimes; Mr. Taha Ayhan, President of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum.

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