One of the most vibrant cities in the United States, Atlanta, Georgia, will host the 2012 Global Peace Convention, engaging government and civil society leaders in a unique, collaborative exchange on innovative approaches to promoting sustainable peace, social cohesion and compassionate development.
The 2012 Global Peace Convention is the fourth such international gathering, following assemblies in Manila, Nairobi, and Seoul, which advanced initiatives for regional development as well as policy proposals in areas of volunteer service, interfaith cooperation, environmental sustainability, and trade and commerce as mechanisms for peace.
The Convention theme, “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Building Healthy Families, Ethical Societies and a Global Culture of Peace,” will address the importance of principled leadership not only in public office, but in corporate life, the nonprofit sector, and other areas of civic life as a foundation for social cohesion and peace.
The 2012 Atlanta Convention will examine innovative models of peacebuilding and multifaith collaboration, significant initiatives addressing critical challenges to peace in Northeast Asia and the Korean peninsula, as well new approaches to hemispheric cooperation in the Americas. It will also draw upon America’s story as a nation of immigrants and will highlight the ideals articulated in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, emphasizing the essential role of responsible and engaged citizens toward societies that are free, ethical and just.
The Global Peace Convention will enable experts, policy makers, and community leaders to examine issues relating to peace building, youth entrepreneurship, family welfare, and economic development, providing a unique cross-disciplinary platform for diverse leaders to gain new insights and explore areas of collaboration.
SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS
The 2012 Global Peace Convention will host former Presidents of Latin America in a ground-breaking collaborative dialogue on regional cooperation, sustainable development, North-South relations, and transparency and democratic governance.
* Faith Leadership: Common Mission for Reconciliation, Peace and Development
* Strengthening Families and Communities: Building Public-Private Partnerships
* Human Trafficking: Global Threat to Fundamental Human Rights
* Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia Peace
* Conservation and Management of Maritime Resources
* Promoting National Cohesion: Strategies for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
Convention special session
* Forum on Peace through Trade and Investment
* Global Peace Women
* International Youth Convention