UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Promoting Religious and Cultural Understanding

December 16, 2004

Source: Dawn


On December 16, 2004 Dawn reported, "The UN General Assembly adopted on Wednesday a Pakistan-sponsored resolution entitled 'Promotion of Religious and Cultural Understanding, Harmony and Cooperation' by consensus. Twenty other countries, including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, China, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Timor Leste, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo and Tunisia co-sponsored the resolution. The resolution takes note of President Pervez Musharraf's initiative of 'enlightened moderation' which contains the principles of enhancing human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere, of forging harmony and understanding among all peoples and of seeking peaceful solution to conflicts and disputes."