Proceedings Report

United Nations Inter-Agency Consultation on Engagement with Faith-based Organizations

Publication Date: 2008
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA

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This publication reports on the inter-agency consultation hosted by UNFPA in July 2008. The meeting brought together representatives from various United Nations agencies that have some experience and insight regarding programming with faith-based organizations (defined as religious and religion-based groups or congregations, specialized religious institutions, and registered or unregistered non-profit institutions that have a faith-based character or mission, including spiritual organizations). The objectives were to share the status of respective outreach and engagement, to reflect on lessons, challenges and best practices, and to consider parameters for actions.

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