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H.E. Mr. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

Nationality: 
Brazil
Gender: 
Male
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General Secretary, ACT Alliance

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria is the General Secretary (CEO) of the ACT Alliance, an international coalition of 156 churches and faith-based organizations working together in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in over 120 countries.  Prior to this, he served as the World Council of Churches Representative to the United Nations and Deputy Director for the Lutheran World Service. He has over 25 years of experience working with national and international faith-based organizations. His education embraces business administration, international relations and foreign trade.  He has post-graduation studies on Diakonia and Community Development and several specialization courses related to international, humanitarian and human rights laws. Rudelmar is the co-chair and member of the United Nations Multi-Faith Advisory Council, member of the UN Steering Committee for the Implementation of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence, Commissioner of the UN High-Level Commission of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 Follow-up and member of the COVAX Facility AMC Engagement Group.

Main Publications: 
  1. Bueno de Faria, Rudelmar. "Interfaith Harmony: Promoting Inter-Religious Cooperation and a Culture of Peace." LinkedIn, 28.05.2017 (Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/interfaith-harmony-promoting-inter-religi... - accessed April 1, 2019)
  2. Bueno de Faria, Rudelmar. “The Significance of Religion and Development and the Critical Revision of the Development Concept”. Eds. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, Dietrich Werner. Berlin: DBM Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte GmbH, pp 14-26.
Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePeaceful CoexistencePluralismEnvironmentShared Human ValuesHumanitarian Aid
Forms of Actions: 
Information DistributionNetworkingDiplomacyAdvocacy