UN Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites

In Unity and Solidarity for Safe and Peaceful Worship

Religious sites are symbols of our history, traditions, and humanity in every country and community across the globe. They must be respected as places of peace and harmony where worshippers and visitors can feel safe. Share your story and show how you stand #forSafeWorship.

About the UN Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites

In March 2019, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on mosques occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand, the UN Secretary-General requested the High Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations to elaborate a Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites, which was launched in September 2019.

Guiding Principles

The United Nations Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites is anchored in the following principles:



for all peoples, regardless of their faith, culture and history.


to build bridges of mutual understanding and cooperation.


to accept and respect the differences among human beings.



as a tool to better communicate and engage with one another.


to support and share compassion for one another, particularly in times of sorrow or trouble.

Standing together

as one to respond with unity to attempts to divide us.

Staying together

as one to ensure that unity in response to attacks against religious sites is sustained and reinforced overtime.

Share Your Stories

“I will spare no effort in my commitment to working with all relevant actors to ensure the fundamental human right of every individual to freely manifest their religion or belief in their respective places of worship.”
H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos

High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

An Eight Point Guide to Contributing to the Safeguarding of Religious Sites

Interested to know how you can help? Read this simple 8-point guide. These are just some of the endless things you can do to make an impact!

More Ways to Contribute

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So tell us your story. Upload a photo. Upload an entire album of photos. Post a series of videos. Embed your tweets. Send us screenshots of your epic social media posts. Write us a song. Pen a poem. Anything. We’d love to read, hear, see, taste, and feel your story.

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We are building a stream of stories and testimonies shared by people just like you! Share a short video with us to inspire people around the world to join the movement to safeguard religious sites #forSafeWorship.

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