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Aug
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18
Aug
Parliament of the World's Religions
The Parliament of the World’s Religions cultivates harmony among the world’s spiritual traditions and fosters their engagement with guiding institutions in order to achieve a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
05
Sep
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19
Sep
78th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78)
The 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) will open in September. Only tentative dates are available.
09
Sep
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10
Sep
G20 Summit
The 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will take place on 9-10 September 2023 in New Delhi. The Summit will be a culmination of all the G20 processes and meetings held throughout the year.
18
Sep
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19
Sep
2023 SDG Summit
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the 2023 SDG Summit, will be convened in September 2023 (tenative dates), during the United Nations General Assembly high-level week.
20
Sep
Climate Ambition Summit (tentative dates)
In December 2022, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will convene a Climate Ambition Summit in September 2023. It will convene alongside the second SDG Summit, which aims to accelerate action at the mid-way point of the SDGs.
15
Oct
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17
Oct
World Health Summit 2023
The World Health Summit, organized jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO), is considered the world's leading meeting on global health.
17
Oct
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19
Oct
PaRD's Annual Forum on Religion and Sustainable Development 2023
PaRD’s Annual Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, deliberate on policy recommendations, and develop ideas on synergistic ways to engage on the nexus of religion and development.
23
Oct
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27
Oct
World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference
Every decade, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) brings together communities from around the world to showcase recent and significant advances in climate science, identify gaps and opportunities, and jointly develop future plans.

Mission

The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) convenes governments, multilateral entities, academia as well as religious, traditional, indigenous and other civil society actors in a safe space that provides continuity for dialogue, learning, and collaboration to better inform policy and practices in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

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Foundation, Priorities & Principles

The SDGs set the foundation of PaRD’s work. With the SDGs, 193 countries have set 17 goals to ensure a better life for all, end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and well-being for everyone. PaRD currently concentrates on Health (SDG 3), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Environment, Water and Climate Action (SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15), Sustaining Peace (SDG 16) and Food Security (SDG 2). The basis of PaRD are the fundamental principles of human rights as well as freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief (FoRB), as both are preconditions for sustainable development. 

Through PaRD’s workstreams and taskforces, members and interested partners collaborate and gather evidence about the positive role of faith actors in sustainable development. Together, concepts are created for conferences, seminars, guidelines, briefing materials, and learning resources.

Interested parties can find more information about PaRD in our official flyer and in PaRD’s strategic plan 2022-2026. 
 
Food Security
Taskforce
Health Workstream
Gender Equality and
Empowerment
Workstream
WECARE Workstream
Sustaining Peace Workstream
FoRB Workstream

Knowledge centre

Find selected publications on
religion and development.

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