On May 8. 2017 a Regional Conference on Contemporary issues of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in Armenia, Georgia and beyond kicked off in Yerevan, Armenia.
Opening remarks were delivered by Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Vigen Kocharyan and Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Armenia and Georgia Mr. Jos Douma. The OSCE/ODIHR Senior Adviser on FoRB Kishan Manocha and UN OHCHR Senior Human Rights Adviser for the South Caucasus Vladimir Shkolnikov attended the event.
During the conference speeches and panel-discussions took place there different aspects of Freedom of Religion or Belief were discussed.