BUILDING SOCIAL COHESION IN A DIVERSE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
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; the environment is threatened through profligate use of natural resources; 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 (GPC) 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 GPC 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.
KUALA LUMPUR: ASIA'S EMERGING METROPOLIS
Malaysia’s capital and largest city, Kuala Lumpur, has grown from its origins as a nineteenth-century tin-mining shanty town into a leading twenty-first-century city, best known for the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Ethnic Malays, Chinese, Indian migrants and British colonials have given the city its rich cultural identity. A Muslim majority society, modern Malaysia is home to many faiths which form part of the rich tapestry of this vibrant Southeast Asian nation.
INTERNATIONALYOUNG LEADERS ASSEMBLY
The twenty-first century faces unprecedented demands for new leadership that can appeal to human ideals and shared values beyond cultural, ethnic, and religious divisions.
Peace & Prosperity through Trade & Investment
● Forum of Regional Trade
● Special Session on “China Investment: Going Global”
●Business Leaders from East Asia: Opportunities in the 21st Century
● International Business Delegations
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. MORE