Conference in Al-Khoei Foundation : The Rise of ISIS: Causes and Cures (Session 1)

SHAFAQNA – Faith-Based Community Initiatives towards Positive Diversity, Protecting Minorities and Enhancing Accountability and Good Governance.

Moderated by Agha (Shaukat) Jafri

Unity Government in Iraq: Vision and Challenges
H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim
Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations

Sustainability of Grass-root Initiatives in Iraq and the Need for a Regional Security Agreement
H.E. Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen
Permanent Observer of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the United Nations

Promoting Inclusive Governance and Social Cohesion
Yvonne Lodico
Head, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office

Successful Examples of Faith-Based Initiatives from the Global Khoja Shia Muslim Communities
Dr. Hasnain Walji
Former President, World Federation of KSIMC

Building a Unified Iraqi Identity through Inter-faith and Intra-Faith Civic Initiatives
Syed Meesam Razvi
United Nations Representative, Al-Khoei Foundation

The Role of Faith in Promoting an Inclusive and Diverse Society in Iraq
Sheikh Fadhel Al-Sahlani
North American Representative of Ayatollah Sistani and Director of Al-Khoei Foundation, New York

This conference was jointly organized and cosponsored by the United Nations, the Government of Iraq, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Al-Khoei Foundation and was held at Al-Khoei Foundation, New York on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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