#HLPF2019: The Role of Faith Communities in Building Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean

SDG 16 Hub
SDG 16 Hub

The side event will bring together representatives of faith-based organizations, UN officials and academics to acknowledge the efforts of religious communities in achieving positive peace and SDG 16+ in the region.


Patricia Horna, Regional Advocacy Advisor, World Vision Latin America and the Caribbean

Welcoming Remarks

Elias Szczytnicki, Secretary General and Regional Director, Religions for Peace Latin America and the Caribbean, and Co-Coordinator, Inter-Religious Alliance for the 2030 Agenda


Juan Carlos Navarro, Secretary General, Caritas Madre de Dios, Peru

Sarah Roure, Country Manager, Christian Aid Brazil

Ana Jimenez, Political Advisor, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Karina Gerlach, Senior Advisor, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, and Senior Program Advisor, Center on International Cooperation (CIC), New York University (NYU)

Laurie Smolenski, Outreach and Development Officer, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)

Open Dialogue

Closing Remarks

Azza Karam, Senior Advisor, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Coordinator, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Development, (IATF-FBOs)

Spanish/English Simultaneous Interpretation will be available.

RSVP by July 15 eliass@religionesporlapaz.org