STATUS FAQ: WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE INITIATIVE AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2017?
This is an update to the July 2016 update (still available below). As the official UN World Interfaith Harmony Week is starting, the following tasks have been accomplished:
4 cities (Bangui, Banjul, Amman, Tucson) have formalized their participation
events have been organized in 4 cities
the initiative has been registered with the official UN World Interfaith Harmony Week website
more cities are being invited to join to reach the symbolic threshold of 7 before June 9, 2017, exactly one year after the announcement of the initiative.
STATUS FAQ: WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE INITIATIVE AS OF JULY 1, 2016?
The “Mayors and Cities for Interfaith Harmony” initiative was first conceived during the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize Award ceremonies held in Amman, Jordan. The initiative was worked on with possible initial supporters and participants and publicly announced at the UNESCO Circle of Delegates conference room (1 rue Miollis in Paris) on June 9th 2016 with the sponsorship of the Permanent delegations of Central African Republic and The Gambia, and in the presence of representatives from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Nigeria, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia.
As of July 1, 2016, the following has been accomplished:
web site has been launched and initiative logo has been finalized
initial supporting partners have been identified and contacted
initial cities have been identified
template proclamation has been finalized
Memorandum of participation has been finalized
Information brochure for participating cities has been finalized.
Once the first 4 cities have confirmed their participation as Founding Cities, the goal is to reach first 7 Participating Cities and eventually 49.
Below: Official Logo For “Mayors And Cities For Interfaith Harmony” And “Interfaith Cities”