COVID-19 vaccination in Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 2021.

At a high-level conference, hosted by The Foundation Dialogue for Peace and moderated by Norway’s former prime minister, Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Muslim World League and the World Health Organization will share experiences with ministers, ambassadors, politicians, peace associations and others. Accredited media are welcome to participate onsite in Geneva. More details about the conference here.

As one of this year’s Bridge Builder Award receivers, WCC acting general secretary, Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, will share a faith-based perspective in his keynote speech on lessons learned the past year and the strength of multinational cooperation on a global scale in unprecedented situations, such as the current pandemic.

Other keynote speakers are H.E. Dr Muhammad Bin Abulkarim Al-Issa, secretary general of the Muslim World League, who also received the award this year, and H.E. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, and HE Mr. Jagan Chapagain, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 

The conference will be streamed live on social media and open to the press. Media accreditation is required. Please fill in media accreditation form and email it to before Monday 30 August noon (Geneva).  

Online press centre
An online drop-in press centre will open at 16:00 CET for media looking to make inquiries or submit interview requests, at
Meeting ID: 813 4276 2217
Passcode: 811722

For further inquiries online, please contact commmunication officers: 

Claus Grue,
Marcelo Schneider,

For inquiries onsite, please refer to communication officer: 
Xanthi Morfi,,

Press photos
The WCC will provide high-resolution photos from the day, for use free of charge by media and others reporting on the event, via a dedicated gallery in the WCC’s online photo archive and starting 30 August at 18:00 CET. 

Only photographers with specific permission will be able to take photos onsite during the event. 

For inquiries about photos, please contact communication officer: Albin Hillert,


WCC honored with Bridge Builder Award 2021 (WCC press release, 02 July 2021)

Registration for attending the conference

Follow the conference livestream at