By JORDAN TIMES – Aug 30,2015 –
AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will co-chair a UN International Conference on the victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East, which will be held in Paris on September 8.
More than 100 world leading figures, including ministers of foreign affairs, Muslim and Christian clergymen, parliamentarians and media representatives will attend the conference, which will discuss ways to boost tolerance, protect and assist people whose safety and identity is endangered.
At a debate that was launched by the UN Security Council on the subject in March, the council decided to hold an international conference to discuss the issue of minorities persecuted by terror groups, mainly Daesh.
As Jordan is seen as a model of peaceful coexistence which encourages interfaith dialogue, it was decided that the conference will be co-chaired by Jordan and France.
Some 60 nations will be represented at the conference, including several countries from the Middle East, as well as a wide range of NGOs and UN agencies.