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.
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
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