Attalaki's participation in the Youth Interfaith and Intercultural Forum in Doha

Attalaki Chargé of Public Relations and Partnerships, Ghassen Ayari, participated along more than 60 young men and women from 42 countries, in addition to 20 male and female youth from Qatar, in the forum, which was held at the headquarters of the Qatar Scouts and Girl Guides Association.

The forum, which was organized by A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY) and Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), comes under the slogan “Youth and Peace Building: Interfaith from Theory to Application”.

It was also an occasion to more collaborate with the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, one of partners of DICID and ACWAY in the forum funding.  Attalaki joined the Network as a full member more than one year ago. The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers builds bridges between grassroots peacemakers and global players in order to strengthen the work done for sustainable peace. The Network strengthens peacemaking by collaboratively supporting the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peace and peacebuilding processes. The mission of the Network encompasses the following strategic objectives, which are also geared to contribute to UN efforts towards sustaining peace and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 5, 16, and 17, and UNSCR 1325 (women, peace, and security).

The objective of the Doha Forum, which includes various lectures, training courses and workshops, is to highlight the pivotal role of youth in stimulating coexistence, religious and cultural dialogue, and confronting extremism and intolerance. The forum offered an extension for the goals and vision shared by Attalaki and DICID with regard to the importance of involving young people in all international events and activities related to interfaith dialogue, where the forum was entirely composed of young people to listen to their opinions and discussions, while the mission was to listening and debating with them, presenting workshops by academic professors and specialists, and transferring ideas and proposals to a higher level for decision-makers in order to support youth activities locally and globally. The growing interest in youth issues at the global level was one of the main points discussed during the Doha forum.

Our PR officer, offered also an intervention in French to the ORYX Qatari Radio where he pointed out the main objectives for Attalaki participation within the “Doha Youth Interfaith and Intercultural Forum” and our main current projects and activities in Tunisia and across the region.

The main two outcomes of the Doha Youth Interfaith and Intercultural Forum were the participants recommendations directed to the G20IF in India 2023 and an official statement to the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023.

By: Ghassen Ayari