Global Peace Convention 2012

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,…

Malaysian and Indonesian Leaders Emphasize the Role of Government in Unifying Diverse Societies

  Government can play a key role in fostering social cohesion in religiously and ethnically diverse societies according to leaders from Malaysia and Indonesia who presented studies of the two nations at the June 2, 2012 Global Peace Leadership Conference in Tokyo. Finding strength and enrichment in diversity, rather than challenge and threat, they said is…

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Global Peace Women Launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 18 April 2012—Three hundred women leaders representing organizations from Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines attended the inauguration of Global Peace Women Malaysia, a new initiative of the Global Peace Festival Foundation which will advance the role of women in leadership and emphasize the special capacity of women to promote peace and the…

International Leaders Call for Government and Civil Society Collaboration on Peace Building, Development in Northeast Asia

Representatives from 30 Nations Affirm Shared Values in Seoul Declaration Leaders from government, business, academia, the volunteer sector and the faith community affirmed the need for close collaboration in addressing problems of conflict and underdevelopment at the 2011 Global Peace Convention, convened in Seoul, Korea on November 28-30, 2011. The Convention concluded with the formal…

‘Unity in Diversity’ the Focus of Korea-Malaysia Leadership Exchange

“Unity in Diversity:The Malaysian Experience” was the theme of a peace forum engaging a group of 56 peace activists from Korea on August 11-13,2011 in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia.  Hosted at University Kebangsaan, the peace forum was jointly organized by GPF Malaysia, Malaysia’s Department of National Unity and Integration, and University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Among the distinguished panelists…

Korean Delegation Learns ‘Unity in Diversity’ at Malaysia Cultural Exchange Program

The sight of a 120-strong delegation of Korean leaders enjoying local activities, such as playing congkak, eating durian and making ketupat, represents more than just a happy cultural exchange. The cultural program, held on July 8 in Seremban, the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, is part of a larger social vision to see the global community rise…