UN Resolution 16/18
Istanbul Process Conference
The Obama administration is working to implement UN resolution 16/18 with Hillary Clinton spearheading the effort.
The second of three meetings just took place in Washington DC on Dec 12-15
The first meeting was held in Instanbul, Turkey and our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Co-Chaired the meeting with Ekmeleddin Ishanoglu on 15 July 2011.
What I find Ironic is that the conference bears the name Istanbul. The same City that was once a Jewel of Christianity in Turkey known to the world as Constantinople. However, it was sacked without provocation from Christians by the Muslim Ottoman Empire back on May 29, 1453. Muslims claimed this golden city as their Capital Seat for the Ottoman Empire and named it Istanbul. Meaning Islam-Full. (Istanbul by Bernard Lewis – page 3)
The resolution, was formally entitled “Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons based on religion or belief,”
It has been championed by the Obama administration –seeks a balance between freedom of religion and freedom of expression.