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  1. 1. Seoul, Korea • August 28–31, 2015 UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION SUNHAK PEACE PRIZE
  2. 2. WORLD SUMMIT 2015 The World Summit is organized and sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
  3. 3. Universal Peace Federation  The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values. Founders: Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon
  4. 4. Universal Peace Federation UPF and its global network of Ambassadors for Peace bring universal, spiritual principles to the task of resolving conflict and reconciling the divided human family. Chairman: Sun Jin Moon
  5. 5. Universal Peace Federation International Leadership Conferences, symposia, and peace councils offer opportunities for high-level consultations. These are complemented by “track two” diplomacy and grass- roots programs that build support for a culture of peace. President: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh
  6. 6. Universal Peace Federation  UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We support and promote the work of the United Nations and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Secretary General: Dr. Tageldin Hamad
  7. 7. WORLD SUMMIT 2015 The primary co-sponsor for the World Summit 2015 is the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee. Among the supporting partner organizations are the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, the Washington Times Foundation, the Women’s Federation for World Peace, and the Segye Times.
  8. 8. Keynote Speakers and High Officials of World Summit 2014
  9. 9. WORLD SUMMIT 2014 Convened at a time of heightened global concerns about security, UPF's World Summit 2014, August 9- 13, addressed issues of peace, security and development. Delegates from 70 nations listened to heads and state and government and first ladies, as well as distinguished leaders from civil society, religion and the private sector, address the issues from national, regional and global perspectives.
  10. 10. H.E. Xanana Gusmao of Timur-Leste greeting Prof. Yeon Ah Choi Moon and other members of the World Summit Organizing Committee
  11. 11. World Summit 2014: Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel
  12. 12. “I must say that UPF today is like smaller version of the United Nations. It is perhaps more meaningful than the United Nations because here you have representatives of the great religions, which you do not have in the United Nations.” – Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Founding Chairman and Co-chairman, International Conference of Asian Political Parties Standing Committee, Philippines
  13. 13. “The United Nations was formed in the shadow of a war, with a determination that war should never be fought again. You may be far from New York, but what you are doing is part of the work of the United Nations, of the General Assembly, of this year’s president, and he wanted you to know this.” Ambassador Noel Gordon Sinclair Deputy Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President of the General Assembly, United Nations
  14. 14. “I am honored to be a guest at this Summit once again, especially because of the fact that following last year’s participation in the summit I went through a sort of "Calvary," exactly because of staying consistent to myself and standpoints that I presented in my speech before some of you who were here last year as well.” H.E. Zivko Budimir President, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  15. 15. Summit 2014: (l. to r) H.E. Zivko Budimir, Hon. Dan Burton and Dr. Thomas G. Walsh.
  16. 16. “I wish to commend the exceptional and most important work of the Universal Peace Federation in its continuing and persistent efforts to promote peace, security and human development among the nations and peoples of this world.” Adi Koila Mara Nailatikau, First Lady, Fiji
  17. 17. “This meeting affords us with an opportunity to share ideas on issues pertaining to peace, security and human development. These are three topics which I deem very central to humanity in recent times. This conference on peace, security and human development is being held at a time when relations between countries are overshadowed by dark clouds of tensions and lack of trust.” King Letsie III Head of State, Kingdom of Lesotho
  18. 18. Leadership and Good Governance Award Award presented to H.M. King Letsie III, Head of State, Lesotho
  19. 19. “All human development projects involve a search for harmony: harmony achieved not through begrudging compromise or temporary underhanded political tactics or maneuverings but through genuine selfless and collective willingness to be truly inclusive and balanced.” Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi Head of State, Samoa
  20. 20. “We are now living in the era of the 21st century. The whole universe is inter-related, so when we generate wholesome and unwholesome energies it will affect others. We therefore, should generate and develop pure energies so that everyone in the world, including animals and plants, receive our pure energies.” Hon. D.M. Jayaratne Prime Minister, Sri Lanka
  21. 21. “We must forge ahead and increase economic productivity by all means, but the sharing of the pie must be more equitable; otherwise, the ideal of universal peace is nothing more than a mirage.” Mrs. Lieom Anono Loeak First Lady, Marshall Islands
  22. 22. “I congratulate the Universal Peace Federation for their faith and tenacity, and particularly Mother Moon for her commitment and Father Moon for his legacy, in making sure that many important global issues continue to be on the agenda of so many international leaders that are here today.” H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao Prime Minister, Timor-Leste
  23. 23. “Investment in soft power, cultural diplomacy and peacebuilding missions as tools for reconciliation should be the worldwide initiative for religious and state leaders, for universities, and for each person on the globe.” Hon. Madame Erna Hennicot-Schoepges Former President of Parliament, Luxembourg
  24. 24. “Holding the summit at this time is very significant as the drums of war are being sounded now. Peace- loving peoples of the world are holding their breath and praying intensely that another avoidable war does not break out.” Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations
  25. 25. “Holding the summit at this time is very significant as the drums of war are being sounded now. Peace- loving peoples of the world are holding their breath and praying intensely that another avoidable war does not break out.” Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations
  26. 26. “Good governance must be practiced by both governments and religions. International peace and interreligious peace are tied together. Thus, whenever you come to the programs sponsored by the UPF, you will find political leaders and religious leaders alike, together with men and women from all sectors of society.” Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-Founder, Universal Peace Federation
  27. 27. “UPF and the World Summit series are increasingly recognized as initiatives that are providing credible and innovative approaches to peace in the 21st century.” – Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, Universal Peace Federation
  28. 28. Newly appointed Ambassadors for Peace
  29. 29. Keynote Speakers and High Officials of World Summit 2013
  30. 30. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  31. 31. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  32. 32. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  33. 33. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  34. 34. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  35. 35. Peace Peace is not simply the absence of war or a term that applies only to the relationships among nations. Peace is an essential quality that should characterize all relationships.
  36. 36. PEACE: Root Causes of Conflict Today the world faces many conflicts: political, religious, economic and cultural. Too many families struggle with divorce, abandonment, abuse, poverty and neglect. What is the root of all these conflicts? Interfaith study group in the Middle East.
  37. 37. PEACE: Conflict Prevention Geopolitics, natural resources, environmental change, the global arms trade, and other factors have fueled and prolonged conflict as well as mutual mistrust and antipathy. Such prolonged conflict poses a fundamental challenge to world stability: how can such conflicts be transformed by longer-term peacebuilding efforts?Interfaith study group in the Middle East.
  38. 38. Peace: Audience during the World Summit 2013, Seoul
  39. 39. Peace: Interfaith Prayer panel
  40. 40. Peace: Interfaith Youth takes the stage in Jerusalem
  41. 41. PEACE: Peacebuilding Assessments of conflicts and social ills from spiritual or religious perspectives have not been included in the UN’s studies. UPF proposes to combine statesmanship and good governance with the wisdom of the world’s faith traditions and principles of spiritual practice. Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2012 in the United Nations General Assembly
  42. 42. PEACE “When I say that Kosovo has earned a special place in world history, I refer to the path my people have taken in order to achieve peace, freedom, and democracy. Kosovo was a unit in the former Yugoslavia, a country that fell apart completely under the rule of a nationalist regime in a series of bloody wars. I am proud to have been at the forefront of people who chose human rights, dedication to peace, tolerance, and economic development -- people who cherished entrepreneurship and an open society as a way to move forward and develop our war-torn society.” – H.E. Hashim Thaci Prime Minister, KosovoH.E. Hashim Thaci Prime Minister, Kosovo
  43. 43. UPF HighlightsInterfaith Peacebuilding: Peru
  44. 44. UPF HighlightsInterfaith Peacebuilding: New Delhi
  45. 45. UPF HighlightsYouth & Service: Israel
  46. 46. Security UPF recognizes the need for careful and measurable use of enforcement such as political, military, and civil power to sustain lasting peace. UPF has been a leading exponent of “track two” diplomacy, with particular emphasis on the role and responsibility of religious and spiritual leaders to transcend historical self-interest and pursue the ideal of “One Family Under God.”
  47. 47. Peace and Security: Washington, DC
  48. 48. Peace and Security: Washington, DC
  49. 49. SECURITY: Intra-state Conflicts Most conflicts today occur within rather than between states, with people from different ethnic groups, religions, or political allegiances fighting each other. UPF invites leaders of opposing sides for dialogue in the presence of a neutral party. Grass-roots activities such as friendly football matches and service projects help build understanding.Peace and Security: Bayelsa State
  50. 50. Peace and Security: Washington, DC
  51. 51. SECURITY: Freedom and Democracy While welcome winds of democracy have been blowing across the globe, freedom should be accompanied by transparency and protective security. Peace and Security: Bayelsa State
  52. 52. Vatican City – Forum on Syrian Crisis
  53. 53. SECURITY: Regional Security Regional initiatives include both high-level consultations and grassroots programs in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, South Asia, the Balkans, and the South Caucasus. Peace and Security forum in New York City
  54. 54. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  55. 55. Peace and Security: Japan
  56. 56. SECURITY Only when free people can freely discuss across political borders can we ever help to solve the problems that exist around the world. Only when nations are prosperous can we begin to use our knowledge and our talents to help the less fortunate. And only when free nations can continue to build strong families with a God-centered value system can we hope to become a better world. – Hon. Dennis Hastert Speaker of the US House of Representatives (1999–2007)Hon. Dennis Hastert Speaker of the US House of Representatives (1999–2007)
  57. 57. DEVELOPMENT Development needs to be seen in relationship to peacebuilding and a broadened vision of human security that complements social, political, and economic components. Furthermore, virtues such as honesty, generosity, courage, fortitude and empathy are core strengths or capacities that are needed in order for a social system to function well and result in political, social and economic development.
  58. 58. Development: New York
  59. 59. Development: New York
  60. 60. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Global Economic Crisis A new era of fiscal responsibility is needed to address the root causes of the world’s financial and economic crisis and address underlying ethical issues. Development: First Lady, Guinea Bissau
  61. 61. Peace, Security and Human Development: Africa
  62. 62. World Summit 2013: Seoul
  63. 63. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: RIO+20 Regarding the environment as a gift from a divine source, people of faith see themselves as stewards of a legacy of compassion and unselfishness to pass on to generations yet to come, countering prevailing values of self-centeredness and over-indulgence. Peace and Security forum in New York City
  64. 64. Youth & Service: Nepal
  65. 65. Youth & Service: Baikal lake
  66. 66. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Achieving the MDGs A comprehensive understanding of development includes social, political, and economic components. Civil society organizations, NGOs, private sector philanthropists, voluntary associations, and faith- based organizations can be valuable partners with governments and inter- governmental organizations in advancing the Millennium Development Goals.First Ladies High Level Forum in New York City
  67. 67. Development–MDGs: Castries, St. Lucia
  68. 68. Development–MDGs: Nepal
  69. 69. DEVELOPMENT “We may wear different clothes, have different skin color, and speak different languages, but fundamentally we are all the same human beings. That is what allows us to understand each other and feel close to each other. Because we all live on this little planet, we must live in peace and harmony with each other and with nature itself. Consequently, we must help each other and share the benefits.” –Mme. Mintou Doucoure Traore First Lady, Mali (2012-13) –Mme. Mintou Doucoure Traore First Lady, Mali (2012-13)
  70. 70. Development–MDGs: Washington, DC
  71. 71. UN–Partnerships: UN-HQ, Geneva
  72. 72. Youth & Culture: Vienna
  73. 73. See you in Seoul! UPF World Summit 2015 © 2015 UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION For more information please visit: SEOUL, KOREA • AUGUST 28–31, 2015