Abu Dhabi to host first Forum of Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities

The United Arab Emirates is set to host the first session of the 'Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities: Child Dignity in the Digital Age' forum on November 19-20.

The forum, to be held under the patronage of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will host 450 guests including religious leaders, NGOs and heads of industry to enrich discussions on social challenges and develop comprehensive solutions for protecting youth from cybercrime.

The event coincides with the Universal Children's Day, whose activities will be held jointly between the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity).

The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities Forum is an expansion of the Child Dignity in the Digital World Congress, which was held in the Vatican in October 2017 and resulted in the Rome Declaration endorsed by Pope Francis.

During the congress, the UAE government reviewed its efforts to promote interreligious dialogue and expressed the desire to host a global forum to highlight UAE's commitment to promoting dialogue and interfaith action. These efforts resulted in the formation of the Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities which will have its first event addressing the issue of child dignity online.

Source: International Islamic News Agency