A cultural, financial and economic hub, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will host the 2013 GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION, engaging civil society and government leaders in a unique, collaborative exchange on innovative approaches to promoting sustainable peace, social cohesion and compassionate development.



The modern era has witnessed unprecedented technological development. Yet billions of the world’s people live in extreme poverty, and conflict based on religion, ideology and ethnicity continues to rage across the globe.

The need for moral and innovative leadership, which draws upon the principles and values of our shared human heritage, is critical in both confronting the challenges and utilizing the opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Hosted by the Global Peace Foundation in partnership with Malaysia’s Department of National Integration and Unity and Universiti Malaya, the 2013 GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION will draw upon the experience of multicultural, multi-ethnic Malaysia, a modern Islamic nation and parliamentary democracy with significant Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities.

The GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION will convene world leaders from government, academia, business, the nonprofit sector and the faith community to explore collaborative approaches to resolving conflict and advancing sustainable development.

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ABOUT THE GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION

GPF’s annual Global Peace Convention is a preeminent, world-level platform to share best practices and develop collaborative strategies in areas of education, health care, environmental sustainability, community-driven development, and conflict resolution, guided by a vision of One Family under God.

The Global Peace Convention advances innovative responses to the challenges of conflict and underdevelopment by drawing upon the expertise of government, faith-based, and civil society partners, and by involving stakeholders from affected regions.


Grounded in a comprehensive, values-based approach that recognizes the fundamental rights as well as responsibilities of all people, the Global Peace Convention presents a vision for peace and social progress that reflects the highest human aspirations.


The 2013 Global Peace Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the first to be hosted in a Muslim nation and will draw government and civil society leaders from more than 40 nations. For more information, visit 2013.GLOBALPEACECONVENTION.ORG

GLOBAL PEACE AWARDS


Global Peace Awards recognize the importance of moral and innovative leadership, an ethic of public service, and a willingness to transcend boundaries of religion, ethnicity, culture and nationality. Award winners demonstrate personal integrity and a sustained commitment to realizing a world of peace.  MORE


GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CHARACTER & CREATIVITY

The Global Summit on Character and Creativity on December 5, 2013 at the University of Malaya engages global educators to nurture character and creativity in their schools. MORE


INTERFAITH PARTNERSHIPS AND PEACEBUILDING

The twenty-first century faces unprecedented challenges for faith traditions to rise above sectarian differences and become passionate advocates of the human ideals and shared values that can elevate human character and advance lasting peace. MORE


HUMAN TRAFFICKING: GLOBAL THREAT TO BASIC RIGHTS

Human trafficking generates $32 billion per year, surpassing the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal enterprise in the world. The Global Peace Convention will build alliances to raise awareness of this pervasive human rights abuse and build partnerships to offer protections for victims of trafficking. MORE


WOMEN'S ROLES AS LEADERS AND PEACEMAKERS


Recognition of the special capacity of women in fostering peace, justice and prosperity in families and communities and in public office has been growing. Women are essential in the quest for effective leadership, and if women and girls are not empowered through equal access to education and guaranteed equal protection under the law, peace is unlikely to be sustainable. MORE


PEACEBUILDING IN EAST ASIA AND KOREAN UNIFICATION

The Global Peace Convention aims to bring new focus to the significant issues related to the reunification of the Korean peninsula and its implications for sustainable peace in Northeast Asia, with special consideration of innovative civil society approaches that provide humanitarian relief and promote mutual understanding and cooperation. MORE


BUILDING PEACE THROUGH TRADE AND INVESTMENT

Peace is a precondition of prosperity. Extreme income disparity and lack of a strong middle class has kept societies unstable throughout the world. Conversely, economic activity thrives in an environment of political and social stability.The business community has a vital role to play in promoting peaceful commerce for the welfare of all people.


UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING IDENTITY-BASED CONFLICT

Advances in the technology of warfare, escalations in tribal animosities, and extremest ideologies have dramatically raised the human cost of identity-based conflict. The Global Peace Convention is committed to resolving identity-based conflict through its signature emphasis on principles and values that embrace the entire human family. MORE