Best Practice Map

Below are examples that show how implementing the 10 Commitments works in practice.

I. Locate responsibility of social cohesion within government structures.
New Zealand – Ministry for Maori Affairs within the Government
Spain – Ministry of Immigration and Cooperation of the Community of Madrid

II. Create opportunities for minorities to be consulted.
Bosnia-Herzegovina -Gradjansko Organizovanje Za Demokatije (GROZD)
Indonesia – Forum Kerukunan Umat Beragama
Kazakhstan – The Assembly of the Nations of Kazakhstan
Malaysia – CPPS National Unity and Integrity Project
the Netherlands – Housing Studios
New Zealand – Waitangi Tribunal
Saudi Arabia – the National Dialogue Center
Singapore – the Central Singapore Joint Services Centre
Spain – Dynamization of Public Spaces Service

III. Ensure that structures and policies are supportive of social cohesion.
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Governance Accountability Project and Guidelines on Return of Displaced Persons
Indonesia – Forum Kerukunan Umat Beragama
Malaysia – Center for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) National Unity and Integrity Project
New Zealand – Ministry for Maori Affairs within the Government
Nigeria – The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council
Spain – Observatory for Immigration: Centre for Research and Information

IV. Ensure the legal framework protects the rights of the individual.
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Inter-Religious Foundation
Spain – Know Your Laws, Centres for participation and integration of immigrants, Social-Community Intervention Project with Immigrant People and Aulas de Enlace
United Kingdom – Policesol Education Program

V. Deal with economic disadvantages faced by those discriminated against.
New Zealand – Waitangi Tribunal

VI. Ensure that physical environments create opportunities for social interaction.
the Netherlands – Housing Studios and Hang Around Awards
Spain – Dynamization of Public Spaces Service

VII. Ensure an education system that demonstrates a commitment to a shared society.
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Nansen Dialogue on Schools
Egypt – Nahdet Al Mahrousa NGO Misriyati Project
the Netherlands – Dutch National Youth Council’s All Different, All Equal Youth Campaign
New Zealand – Maori Language Schools
South Africa – Turning Point Series
Spain – Aulas de Enlace
United Kingdom – Primary Seven Conference Programme of the Quaker Peace Education Project in Northern Ireland

VIII. Initiate a process to encourage the creation of a shared vision of society.
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Nansen Dialogue on Schools and Don’t Miss the Kiss
Egypt – Nahdet Al Mahrousa NGO Misriyati Project
Indonesia – Forum Kerukunan Umat Beragama
Malaysia – CPPS National Unity and Integrity Project
the Netherlands – Hang Around Awards and Dutch National Youth Council’s All Different, All Equal Youth Campaign
Norway – Reforms on the Relationship between the Norwegian State and the Church of Norway
Singapore – Central Singapore Joint Social Service Centre
South Africa – Turning Point Series
Spain – Centres for participation and integration of immigrants and Fundacion Arte Viva – integrARTE
United Kingdom – British Citizenship Lessons in Madrassas and Primary Seven Conference Programme of the Quaker Peace Education Project in Northern Ireland

IX. Promote respect, understanding and appreciation of diversity.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Srebrenica Memorial, Cuprija International Youth and Heritage Summer Camp, TERCA Youth Dialogues, and Women’s Mobilization Programme
Egypt – Nahdet Al Mahrousa NGO Misriyati Project and Forum for Inter-Cultural Dialogue of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services
Ireland and United Kingdom- Communities Connect and the Application of Shariah Law in the United Kingdom
Morocco – The Justice and Reconciliation Commission
the Netherlands – Journalists Colloquium on Interfaith Reporting, Hang Around Awards, Welkom in Rotterdam and Dutch National Youth Council’s All Different, All Equal Youth Campaign
New Zealand – Maori Language Schools
Nigeria – The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council
Poland – the “Song is Over” documentary
Saudi Arabia – the National Dialogue Center
Singapore – Central Singapore Joint Service Center
Spain – Dynamization of Public Spaces Service, Fundacion Arte Viva – integrARTE, Centres for participation and integration of immigrants and EPIC- Training Professionals for social/cooperation field

X. Take steps to reduce tensions and hostility between communities.
Bosnia Herzegovina- Commission to Preserve National Monuments
Indonesia – Forum Kerukunan Umat Beragama
the Netherlands – Hang Around Awards
Nigeria – The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council
Spain – Interreligious Meditation and Dynamization of Public Spaces Service

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