Conference: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones - The Role of Religions


International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Permanent Representation to Austria and Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in cooperation with with partner organizations is inviting you to a conference on the theme


Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones - The Role of Religions


Friday, January 27th 2017, 13:00-17:30 (1:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Vienna International Center, C-Building – Conf. Room C1, 2nd floor

Picking up the UN day pass: 13:00 – 14:00 (Gate 1)



1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30


A Culture of Peace versus a Culture of Violence and War, Toward an Interreligious Council at the UN


2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30


Programs for Peace in the Middle East, in the Ukraine and on the Balkans


End of Program: 17:30

Speakers: Religious representatives, academics, journalists and leaders of NGOs


A ground pass is required to enter Vienna International Centre (VIC). If you do not have a permanent pass, please register not later than January 23rd. Those, who would like to enter the VIC and attend the conference on January 27th 2017, are requested to present their identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC. The VIC, 1220 Wien, Wagramerstrasse 5, is best reached by Subway U1 (Kaisermühlen).


World Interfaith Harmony Week First proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010, just under a month later it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.


Vienna/Ljubljana, 20 January 2017