On the 20th of October 2008 over 160 religious leaders, faith-based organizations and United Nations representatives spanning the globe gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to establish an Interfaith Network for Population and Development. The Forum featured 60 representatives of UNFPA and other United Nations bodies, as well as over 100 representatives of faith-based organizations (FBOs) from five regions (Africa, the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean). In addition to the regional faith-based representatives, the Forum hosted religious leaders, and resource people, including representation from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), who have made UNFPA’s Culture work possible since 2002.
Report Compilation: Rebecca Barlow and Madiha Awais, with thanks to Session Rapporteurs
Matt Byrne, Ann Erb Leon-Cavallo, Sherin Saadallah, Andrew Begg, Alex Ross, James Matarazzo,
M. Sheikh Abdel Kadir, Nathalie Fischer
Report Editor and Project Coordinator: Dr. Azza Karam