Timeline of the Initiatives https://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/about-us/how-it-began/

2005: Clarification of the true nature of Islam to oppose terrorism

Directed by HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad drafted three points to clarify to the modern world the true nature of Islam.” George Yeo, the Foreign Minister of Singapore, declared in the 60th Session of the U.N. General Assembly that this clarification would make the war against terrorism easier to fight.

2007: The Great Commandments and Pope Benedict XVI’s endorsement

HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad wrote the ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ which declared common ground between Islam and Christianity, based on the two great commandments of ‘Love of God, and Love of the Neighbor’. Pope Benedict XVI noted on his visit to the King Hussein Mosque in Amman, Jordan, that this document echoed a theme in his first encyclical.

2010: Adoption of World Interfaith Harmony Week by the United Nations

HM King Abdullah II addressed the 65th UN General Assembly and proposed the idea for a ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week’ and extended his call beyond the Muslim and Christian community to include people of all beliefs, as well as those with no set religious beliefs. A few weeks later, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad presented the proposal to the UN General Assembly, where it was adopted unanimously as a UN Observance Event, February 1-7.