At the end of August, JLI was appointed to the Multi-Faith Advisory Council. JLI joins others to provide strategic advice to the UN Interagency Task Force in order to strengthen collaboration and engagement with faith-based entities, and to focus on the representation of religion in building and sustaining peace.
The UN Interagency Taskforce began in 2010 to provide more systematic knowledge and increase staff capacity concerning faith-based engagement in sustainable development with the United Nations.
The Council’s membership includes representatives of faith-based or faith-inspired organizations on the grassroots level, the national level, and the international level. They shared their recommendations and discussed foreseen challenges in the context of how the Council’s collective efforts can be streamlined to contribute to the achievement of Agenda 2030.
The Advisory Council has played a pivotal role in the Kofi Annan Briefings. The 2019 report will be available soon. See here for the 2018 report.