PRESS RELEASE 138
United Nations Alliance of Civilization Group of Friends Ministerial Meeting
28/09/2019
The State Secretary for Foreign Affairs (SEAEX), Fernando Valenzuela, co-presided the inauguration of the Alliance of Civilization Group of Friends meeting alongside the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of for Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Ángel Moratinos.

 After 15 years of existence, the Alliance is firmly involved in the United Nations system, and it is framed in the culture of peace and aimed at promoting inclusive societies and fostering partnerships with civil society, among other purposes.

In this "United Nations Alliance of Civilization Group of Friends Meeting", Spain has welcomed the report of the balance of the current year, submitted by the High Representative of the Secretary General, and congratulated itself on the new actions stated in the 2019-2023 Action Plan, particularly on the inclusion of a new pillar on women and the strengthening of the gender perspective. This is a critical factor in making the Alliance an increasingly effective instrument in the areas of prevention and mediation.

Similarly, Spain supported the launch of the "Action Plan for the protection of places of worship."
 
 
 

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