The World Muslim Communities Council is participating in the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Geneva
The World Muslim Communities Council is participating in the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Geneva, which is organized by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
This event is an annual event to be celebrated during the first week of February starting in 2011.
The General Assembly of the United Nations endorsed the World Interfaith Harmony Week on 20 October 2010, noting that mutual understanding and interfaith dialogue constitute important dimensions of the global culture of peace and interfaith harmony.
The aim of the event is achieving mutual understanding and dialogue between religions in order to consolidate the global culture of peace and interfaith harmony and to promote harmony among all people regardless of their religion.
The World Muslim Communities Council is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and has 600 members. Its secretariat consists of 17 members representing Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries around the world.
The Council aims at increasing the role of Muslim societies and their members in the renaissance of their civil, cultural and economic states, as well as to correct the stereotypical image of Islam and Muslim societies.