2020 Saudi Arabia Interfaith Forum

2020 G20 Interfaith Forum Saudi Arabia - Virtual Event


Registration for plenary public sessions now available through the link below. 


Current draft of the program is now available through the link below.

G20 Interfaith Forum Agenda

All times are (GMT+3) 

Tuesday 13 October 2020:

4:00pm-6:00pm: PL01 Introductory Plenary

6:00pm-6:15pm: Break

6:15pm-8:15pm: PD01 Hate Speech; PD 02 Religious Cultural Heritage; PD03 Trafficking


Wednesday 14 October 2020:

4:00pm-5:30pm: PL02 Plenary on COVID-19

5:30pm-5:45pm: Break

5:45pm-7:45pm: PD04 Faith Communities, Partnerships, Technology, and COVID-19; PD05 Responses to COVID—Priorities and Accountability; PD06 Supporting vulnerable groups


Thursday 15 October 2020:

4:00pm-5:30pm: PL03 Plenary on empowerment of women, youth and vulnerable people

5:30pm-5:45pm: Break

5:45pm-7:45pm: PD07 Education, religious literacy, cultural diversity; PD08 Refugees; PD09 Inequality: Racism, Gender, Structural Challenges


Friday 16 October 2020:

4:00pm-5:30pm: PL04 Plenary on religious action to address threats to the environment

5:30pm-5:45pm: Break

5:45pm-7:45pm: PD10 Rainforest and Protection of Environment; PD 11, Practical Partnerships on Climate Change; PD12 Peace, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Religious Rights


Saturday 17 October 2020:

4:00pm-5:30pm: PL05 Plenary on Commitment of faith networks to disaster-risk reduction

5:30pm-5:45pm: Break

5:45pm-7:00pm: PL06 Closing plenary

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Virtual Event

13-16 October 2020

The formal 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will take place from 13-16 October 2020 . On the way to Riyadh, there will be regional forums in Argentina, Belgium, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, and Washington, D.C. These gatherings will produce statements and recommendations for the formal 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum. In addition, there are will be two pre-conferences in Riyadh to bring together the KAICIID Youth Programme and KAICIID Fellows right before the 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum in Riyadh that will contribute substantive input for the Forum. 

Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency Priorities

The Saudi G20 Presidency will steer the work of the G20 towards the theme of “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.” The aims of the host country are threefold:

Empowering people, by creating the conditions in which all people – especially women and youth – can live, work and thrive.

Safeguarding the planet, by fostering collective efforts to protect our global commons

Shaping new frontiers, by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share benefits of innovation and technological advancement.

For more information on these priorities, see the Overview of Saudi Arabia’s 2020 G20 Presidency.

Saudi Arabia - Draft Program


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