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World Summit Seoul 2019 Schedule

Seoul, Korea—Current and former heads of state and government, and leaders from around the world, assembled in Seoul, Korea and shared their wisdom and experiences with a view to addressing peace, security and human development.

Related reports for the World Summit: Report 1Report2: Sunhak Peace Prize CeremonyReport 3, Participant Testimonies

To see a collection of photos from the 2019 World Summit in Korea, click here.

Schedule
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Photo Gallery

 

WORLD SUMMIT OPENING BANQUET

Moderator: Dr. William Selig, Director of Communications, UPF International

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Invocation: Ven. Phrasithawatchamethi, Deputy Abbot of Ratchaburana Grand Temple, Thailand

Speakers
Hon. Yoshinori Ohno, Minister (2004-2005) Minister of Defense; Member of Sunhak Peace Prize Committee, Japan
H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General (1997-2007), Saint Lucia
Gen. Dr. Nem Sowath, Special Adviser of Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of National Defense, Cambodia

Friday, February 8, 2019

Photo Galleries: Session I, Session II, Session III-A, Session III-B

SESSION I: ADDRESSING THE CRITICAL CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME: INTERDEPENDENCE, MUTUAL PROSPERITY, AND UNIVERSAL VALUES

Moderator: Dr. Michael Jenkins, Regional Chairman, UPF-North America
                    Dr. Maria Fernanda Flores de Aleman, First Lady (1997-2002), Nicaragua and Congresswoman

Interfaith Invocation
Ven. Pyun Baek Un, Chief, Tae Go Buddhism, Korea
Archbishop George A. Stallings, Jr., Director, IAPD-USA
Sheikh Mansour Diouf, Co-Chair, IAPD-Africa, Senegal
Shri Sadguru Bhau Maharaj, President, Shri Sadguru Parwadeshwar Maharaj Math Monastery, India

Welcome and Congratulatory Remarks
Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman, UPF International
Hon. Myung-Gyon Cho, Minister of Unification, Korea
Hon. Dr. Hyun Cho, Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs, Korea

Keynote Speakers
H.E. Evaristo Carvalho, President, São Tomé and Príncipe
Rt. Hon. Sir Iakoba Italeli, Governor General, Tuvalu
Hon. Newton Gingrich, Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA
Hon. Dick Cheney, Vice President (2001-2009), USA

Introduction to the Founder
Hon. Dan Burton, Member of Congress (1983-2013), USA

Founder's Address
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-Founder, Universal Peace Federation

Introducing the International Summit Council for Peace
H.E. Anthony Carmona, President (2013-2018), Trinidad and Tobago

SESSION II: SPECIAL SESSION ON PROSPECTS FOR PEACE IN NORTHEAST ASIA AND KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Moderator: Mr. Jacques Marion, Vice President, UPF-Europe and the Middle East

Speakers
Hon. Jose Manuel Barroso, Prime Minister, Portugal (2002-2004); President, European Commission (2004-2014), European Union
H.E. Karim Khalili, Vice President (2004-2014), Afghanistan
H.E. Alfred Moisiu, President (2002-2007), Albania
H.E. Jaime Paz Zamora, President (1989-1993), Bolivia
H.E. Patricia Marroquín, First Lady, Guatemala
H.E. Fatmir Sejdiu, President (2006-2010), Kosovo
H.E. Dioncounda Traoré, President, (2012-2013), Mali
H.E. Debbie Remengesau, First Lady, Palau
H.H. Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese, Head of State (2007-2017), Samoa
H.E. Anthony Carmona, President (2013-2018), Trinidad and Tobago

 

SESSION III-A: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR PEACE (IAPP) GLOBAL ASSEMBLY

Moderator: Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Minister (2015-2016), Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Nepal

Speakers
Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Speaker, House of Representatives (1992-1998, 2001-2008), The Philippines
Hon. Sang Hyun Yoon, National Assembly; Chairman, Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, Korea
Hon. Nelson Marquezelli, Congressman; President, IAPP-Brazil
Hon. Norman Quijano, President, National Assembly, El Salvador
Hon. Dr. Anupam Hazra, Member of Parliament, Parliament of India
Hon. Zouheir Bahloul, Member of Knesset (2015-2018), Israel
Mr. Albin Kurti, Member of Parliament, Kosovo
Hon. Robert Cutajar, Member of Parliament, Malta
Hon. Carmen Quintanilla, Member of Parliament, Spain
Hon. J.M. Ananda Kumarasiri, Deputy Speaker, Sri Lanka

 

SESSION III-B: INTERRELIGIOUS ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT (IAPD) GLOBAL ASSEMBLY

Moderator: Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President; Director, Office of UN Relations, UPF International

Speakers
Ven Dr. Khy Sovanratana, Acting Rector, Preahsihanoukraja Buddhist University, Cambodia
Pastor Dr. Charles W. Schultz, Founding Vice President, Confederation of Religious Liberty, Colombia
Sheikh Mansour Diouf, Co-Chair, IAPD-Africa, Senegal
Dr. Mikulas Vymetal, Pastor, Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, Czech Republic
Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji, Religious Head, Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath, India
Hon. Dr. Mohammad Jafar Hafsah, Secretary General, Indonesian Association of Muslim Intellectuals, Indonesia
Dr. Mukhamet Gallyamov, Imam Khatib, Ikhlas Mosque, Ufa, Russia
Rev. Lawrence Aker, Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, USA
Imam Mohammad Elahi, Imam, Islamic House of Wisdom, USA
Rev. Hyun-young Lee, President, Korean Religions Association, Korea; President, IAPD-Asia

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Photo Galleries: Sunhak Peace Prize Ceremony, Session IV, Session V, Session VI

 

SUNHAK PEACE PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY

Emcees
Mr. Young Il Shin
Ms. Kyung Mi Kim

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Il Sik Hong, Chairman, Sunhak Peace Prize Committee

Acceptance Speeches
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, Nigeria
Ms. Waris Dirie, UN Special Ambassador, (1997-2003), Somalia

Congratulatory Addresses
Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation
H.E. Seynab Abdi Moallim, First Lady, Somalia

 

SESSION IV: CHANGING THE PARADIGM OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: A ROADMAP FOR PEACE - Sponsored by Segye Ilbo and The Washington Times

Moderator: Ms. Hwang Jung Mi, Executive Editor, Segye Ilbo

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Jung Hee Taeg, President & CEO, Segye Ilbo
Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Special Remarks
Hon. Lee Nak Yon, Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
Hon. Byeong Seug Park, Member and Former Vice-Chairman, National Assembly, Korea
Hon. Won Yoo Chul, Member, National Assembly, Korea

Keynote Speakers
Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, (2006-2015), Canada
Amb. Christopher Hill, Ambassador to Korea (2004-2005), USA

 

SESSION IV PART ONE: DENUCLEARIZATION IN NORTH KOREA AND THE FUTURE OF THE KOREA-U.S. ALLIANCE

Moderator: Dr. Michael Jenkins, Regional Chairman, UPF-North America

Speakers
Dr. Woo Jeong Yeop, Director of Security Strategy Studies, Sejong Research Institute
Amb. Joseph R. DeTrani, Envoy to the Six-Party Talks (2005-2006), USA
Mr. Yeoul Soo Kim, Director of Security Strategy, Korea Institute for Military Affairs
Hon. Ted Poe, House of Representatives (2005-2019), USA

 

SESSION IV PART TWO: STRATEGIES FOR PEACEFUL REUNIFICATION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA AND THE “NEW ORDER” IN NORTHEAST ASIA

Moderator: Mr. Cho Tae Yong, Senior Director of National Security, Blue House, (2015-2017)

Speakers
Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University
Dr. Seong Wook Nam, Professor, Reunification and Foreign Affairs Studies, Korea University; former Director, National Institute of Security and Strategic Studies, Korea
Hon. Cheon Shik Kim, Deputy Minister of Unification, (2011-2013), Korea
Hon. Dan Burton, Member of Congress, (1983-2013), USA

 

SESSION V: KEYNOTE ADDRESSES BY SUNHAK PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES

Moderator: Mr. Adama Doumbia, Regional Secretary General, UPF-Africa

Laureates
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, Nigeria
Ms. Waris Dirie, UN Special Ambassador, (1997-2003), Somalia

 

SESSION VI: KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Moderator: Dr. Charles S. Yang, UPF Regional President, Central America and the Caribbean

Speakers
H.E. Stanislav Shushkevich, Head of State (1991-1994), Belarus
H.E. Zivko Budimir, President (2011-2015), Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Rosalia Arteaga, President (1998), Ecuador
H.E. Jocelerme Privert, President (2016-2017), Haiti
H.E. Jerry Rawlings, Head of State and President (1981-2001), Ghana
H.E. Dalia Itzik, President (2007), Israel
Dr. Bajram Kosumi, Prime Minister (2005-2006), Kosovo
Rt. Hon. Kwassi Klutse, Prime Minister (1996-1999), Togo
H.E. Samiu Vaipulu, Deputy Prime Minister (2010-2014), Kingdom of Tonga
Rt. Hon. Sir James Mitchell, Prime Minister (1984-2000), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Hon. Varney A. Sirleaf, Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Liberia

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Photo Gallery

 

FOUNDERS’ CELEBRATION AT CHEONGSHIM PEACE WORLD CENTER

Opening Remarks
Dr. Young Ho Yun, Secretary-General, FFWPU International

Welcoming Remarks
Mrs. Sun Jin Moon, President, FFWPU International

Congratulatory Remarks
H.E. Anote Tong, President (2003-2016), Kiribati

 

WORLD SUMMIT 2019: CLOSING BANQUET

Moderator: Mrs. Ursula McLackland, Secretary General, UPF-Asia Pacific

Invocation
Dr. Amin Hady, Chairman, The Foundation of Islamic Studies and Information, Australia

Speakers
Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, President (1995-2003), House of Representatives, Luxembourg
Hon. Emilia Alfaro, First Lady (2012-2013) and Senator, Paraguay
Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, Spiritual Head, High Druze Religious Council, Israel
Mr. Fredrick Russell-Rivoallan, Head, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Hon. Aichatou Boulama Kane, Minister, Ministry of Planning, Niger
Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

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