The International Leadership Conference series, a flagship project of the Universal Peace Federation, serves as a convener of leading stakeholders from throughout the world who are committed to a search for realistic and pragmatic solutions to critical global problems. Drawing on the assets and expertise of people from all sectors — government, civil society, faith-based organizations, academia, the private sector, etc. — the ILC represents a collaborative approach to peace.
International Leadership Conference 2016: Addressing the critical challenges of our time
International Leadership Conference 2016: Addressing the critical challenges of our time is a Special Report prepared by The Washington Times Advocacy Department, Universal Peace Federation and The Washington Times Foundation.
International Leadership Conferences (ILC) have been taking place around the world throughout the past decade to promote peace and human development.
Distinguished parliamentarians and leaders from throughout South America, it is an honor to stand before you today. This is my first visit to Paraguay and I am delighted to be here to witness the beauty of this country and the goodness of its people.....
Let me on behalf of Pillars of Peace (Zambia) welcome you all ... to this beautiful land of Zambia....
My Lords, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. The question that we have been asked to address is: What role can religious leaders play in confronting extremism?
Today we are facing a big threat caused by fanaticism and radicalism that should mobilize all the efforts of civil society, religious movements, international institutions, governments and political parties to stop it. But we need to go deeper into the causes of these threats and work very hard to put an end to political repression, while helping to create free societies with decent jobs... If we fail to do this, disruption will keep on causing instability, suffering, poverty, forced migration, refugees and xenophobia.
I feel so fortunate today that I may join with my able colleagues from Oceania to elaborate more on the complex issues of climate change, sea-level rise, sustainable economic development, sustainable energy, clean energy, health and education, the high rate of unemployment, youth problems and human trafficking...
Two humanitarians, each of whom work on a global level to relieve suffering of displaced persons and refugees in conflict zones, have been named the laureates of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize and will split a $1 million cash award.
The Sunhak Peace Prize was established in February 2013 by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon to honor — and continue -- the peacemaking leadership of her late husband, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, who passed in September 2012.
Buddha once said that the greatest disease of all mankind is "hunger." Today, poverty and hunger are the most devastating problems facing the developing world. Over 800 million [people] or one in nine of the global population go to bed hungry every day. All most all of them, or 13.5 percent of the population, are in developing countries....
It is indeed an honor to address this auspicious occasion on behalf of the government and people of Kiribati, on whose behalf I convey their warm greetings through our Kiribati traditional blessing of peace and security: Kam Na Bane Ni Mauri!
I thank the organizers for inviting me to be with you to share some of my views, and to interact with you for one of the most important issues of this world today -- "the peace."
Since its inception in 2005, the Universal Peace Federation has worked closely with parliamentarians around the world in pursuit of lasting peace based on universal principles.
Through this conference, we are embarking on an important road map to achieve peace in the world. Peace, however, can be defined in various ways according to different contexts, cultures and traditions.....