The Interfaith Council Committee held its Third Meeting 9 – 10 July at Ecogia in Versoix, Switzerland. Committee members and GNRC Coordinators met to review the Second Draft of the Toolkit and to identify missing areas and suggest ways for dissemination of the Toolkit
The 13 members of the Interfaith Council Committee present at the two day meeting interacted with the GNRC Coordinators to suggest gaps in the Toolkit and identify strategies for filling these gaps, adding necessary resources and suggest effective ways for the dissemination of the Toolkit. The participants confirmed that the Second Draft of the Toolkit has improved substantially by integration of the lessons learned from the Test Workshops that have been organised in various regions of the world with the assistance and support of the GNRC regional networks. It was said that the Draft Toolkit communicates a clear message and that it is mostly a matter of finetuning the text and adding additional resources before a final version can be published.
The Second Draft of the Toolkit exists in three language versions, English, Spanish and French, and can be accessed online. At the meeting two Committee members offered to provide translation of the final version into Arabic and Swahili; a contribution that is highly appreciated. The review of the Second Draft will take place during the month of September. UNESCO has committed to make a review of the Toolkit before the final version is concluded and give feed back and input as well as assuring links to UNESCO resources. UNICEF has offered to assist in the editing of the Toolkit and the dissemination through its country offices as part of their longstanding relationship and partnership with the Arigatou Foundation and GNRC. Both UNICEF and UNESCO are committed to endorse the Toolkit.