Breakout Session: Religious Leaders and Violent Extremism: The Challenges of Prevention
Dr. William F. Vendley is the Secretary General of Religions for Peace - the world’s largest multi-religious coalition advancing common action for Peace. Dr. Vendley is a pioneer in advancing multi-religious conflict resolution and reconciliation in many countries. He also pioneered large development assistance programmes operated through collaborating religious communities, including major programmes for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Dr. Vendley serves on the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and he is a member of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Council. He is a recipient of the UNICEF Lifetime Achievement Award.