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UN adopts PH resolution on int’l interfaith understanding


Libran Cabactulan, the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said in a statement that the world body’s adoption of the resolution demonstrated “the importance attached by the region and other partners around the world to this important global initiative by the Philippines.” AFP file photo

A Philippine-sponsored resolution seeking interfaith and intercultural understanding and cooperation around the world has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

The resolution, with Pakistan as main cosponsor, was adopted during the UNGA’s 57th plenary session on Dec. 18 and was supported by 51 member states, the DFA said.

Libran Cabactulan, the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said in a statement that the world body’s adoption of the resolution demonstrated “the importance attached by the region and other partners around the world to this important global initiative by the Philippines.”

The Philippines, Cabactulan said, was in a distinct position to lead the effort given its “experience and expertise” in pushing for global cohesion as a multicultural society thriving on the diversity of our peoples’ faiths, cultures and traditions.”

The document, according to the foreign office, improves on earlier UN resolutions seeking to promote greater tolerance and harmony among people of different cultures and religions around the world during the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022).

The resolution also urges “relevant stakeholders… to disseminate their best practices and experiences on interreligious and intercultural dialogue” online for ready access among member states through a portal earlier established by the Non-Aligned Movement.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

    Philippines leading intercultural and interfaith understanding?  ROFL.

    Things probably changed now but back in the day, FilAm kids (mostly from in and around the US bases) of African ancestry are looked down upon vs their lighter skinned friends.  The darker skinned you are, the less importance you are given, UNLESS, you have money.

    Interfaith?  For years, Mindanao, where most of our Islamic countrymen resides lags so far behind Manila that they’ve been wanting to secede from the Philippines.  Who can blame them?  

    When it comes to tolerance about each other’s differences, I wouldn’t look at the Philippines.  Maybe I should say, Philippines should practice what it’s trying to preach.

    • kanoy

      HAHA right on brother and lets not forget JINKEE PACQUIAO home away from home BELO commercial
      ”Be proud of your FILIPINO skin…..USE SKIN SO WHITE!!”…..BTW have you seen that new nose of hers? she looks like PINOCCHIO !!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BTZGUQWRRZJXU5JXTJXXOJW2UY Eduardo

    I proud that the Philippines through Ginoog Cabactulan secured this resolution
    on interfaith and intercultural understand and cooperation.

    Mabuhay anf Pilipinas.

    Yorba Linda, CA

    • kanoy

       bs a lot of bs….the RP can not be trusted to give and take with equality as it proved when it abandoned its allies in Iraq it only is concerned about its own ash and is doing this UN garbage because its in hot water with China and none of the NATO countries it ran out on in Iraq are going to raise a finger to help now…….GOOD….PAY BACK TO DEFECTORS IS A BEACH

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BTZGUQWRRZJXU5JXTJXXOJW2UY Eduardo

    Sorry about the the proper word understand.. should be understanding and anf should be and.


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

      Di na lang kasi tagalugin eh.  

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