The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. On October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February is observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. The thousands of events organized by these groups often go unnoticed not only by the general public, but also by other groups themselves. This week will allow for these groups to become aware of each other and strengthen the movement by building ties and avoiding duplicating each others’ efforts.
For a listing of events in your country/area, visit the WIHW site. If there isn’t one, hold one!
To honor the World Interfaith Harmony Week, UNAOC will participate at an event on February 3, on “Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals” at UN Headquarters. Opening and closing remarks will be presented by the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, H. E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.