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Peace Education

World Summit 2013 Presentations

Speakers at the World Assembly 2013, Seoul, Korea, February 22-25, 2013
Texts and videos are in English except as noted otherwise.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

Opening Banquet
Hon. Jose De Venecia, Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Philippines; Chairman, International Conference of Asian Political Parties [video]


Opening Banquet



Plenary Session I


Global Assembly Part I


Global Assembly Part II

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013

Plenary Session I: World Summit Global Assembly

Chair: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF International [video]

Interfaith Prayer and Candle Lighting
Congratulatory Remarks: Hon. Choung Byoung Gug, Member of the National Assembly, Korea [video with both the original Korean and English translation audible]
Welcome Remarks: Dr. Charles S. Yang, Vice Chair, UPF International [text]
Opening Address: Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, Chairman, UPF International [video|text]

Global Assembly Part I

Keynote Speakers:
Afghanistan: H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili, Vice President [video in Persian|text in English translation]
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: H.E. Zivko Budimir, President [video|text]
Guinea-Bissau: H.E. Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, President [Original text in Portuguese, English translation]
Kosovo:
H.E. Hashim Thaci, Prime Minister [video|text]
Mali: H.E. Mintou Doucoure Traore, First Lady [video in French|original text in French, English translation]
Sao Tome and Principe: H.E. Alcino Martinho de Barros Pinto, President of the National Assembly [video in Portuguese|original text in Portuguese; French and English translations]

Global Assembly Part II

Chair: Mr. Tageldin Hamad, Secretary General, UPF International

Keynote Speakers:
Solomon Islands: Mme Bronwyn Noda Lilo, Wife of Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo [video|text]
Sri Lanka: H.E. D. M. Jayaratne, Prime Minister [video of interfaith project and speech|text]
Tanzania: Mme Tunu Rehani Pinda, Wife of the Prime Minister [text]
Timor-Leste: H.E. Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister [text]
Zimbabwe:
H.E. Morgan R. Tsvangirai, Prime Minister [text]

Plenary Session III: Peace and Security in East Asia

Chair: Dr. Anthony J. Guerra, President, The Washington Times Foundation, USA [text]

Speakers:
Rev. Jeung Rho Yoon, Chair, UPF Korea [text]
Hon. Dong Won Lim, Former Minister of Unification, Korea [video with both the original Korean and English translation audible|text in English translation]
Amb. Tetsuya Endo, Former Ambassador in Charge of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks, Japan [text]
Hon. Dennis Hastert, Former Speaker, House of Representatives, USA

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013

Focus on Africa and the Middle East

Chair: H.E. Jean Ping, Former Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union; Former President of the UN General Assembly

Speakers:
Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Former Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, UN [video|text]
H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, Former President, Burundi  [video in French|text in French, English translation]
H.E. Jerry Rawlings, Former President, Ghana [video|text]
H.E. Mr. Lambert Mende Omalanga, Minister of Information, Democratic Republic of Congo [video in French|text in English translation]
H.E. Hisham Badr, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt [video|text]
Dr. Sonia Ramzi, Former Head of the Promotion of Cultural Heritage, UNESCO [video in French|text in French, English translation]
Hon. Ran Cohen, Former Knesset Member, Israel [video|text]
Dr. Hamdi Murad, Professor, World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Jordan [video|text]

Questions and answers [video]


Focus on Africa and the Middle East


Focus on the Americas


Focus on Europe and Eurasia


Focus on the Asia-Pacific Region

Focus on the Americas

Chair: Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times, USA [text]

Speakers:
Amb. Sam Zakhem, Former Ambassador to Bahrain, USA [text]
Hon. Dan Burton, Former Member of Congress, USA [text]
H.E. Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo, Former President, Nicaragua [text in Spanish, English translation]
Hon. Roxana Mendez Obarrio, Mayor, Panama City, Panama [text in Spanish, English translation]
Hon. David Kilgour, Former Canadian Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa [text]
Hon. Dr. Donald Meredith, Senator, Canada [text]

Focus on Europe and Eurasia

Chair: Mr. Mark Brann, Regional Secretary General, UPF-Europe

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Arta Musaraj, Deputy Minister of Defense, Albania [video|text]
Dr. Werner Fasslabend, Former Defense Minister, Austria [text]
Dr. Willem van Eekelen, Former Defense Minister, Netherlands [text]
Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, President, World Congress of Faiths, UK [text]
H.E. Stanislav Shushkevich, Former Chair of the Supreme Council, Belarus [text]
H.E. Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, Former President, Mongolia [text]
H.E. Elena Drapeko, First Vice Chair of the Committee of Culture, State Parliament, Russian Federation [text]

Focus on the Asia-Pacific

Chair: Hon. Jose De Venecia, Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Philippines; Chairman, International Conference of Asian Political Parties [video]

Speakers:
Amb. Yoichi Yamaguchi, Former Ambassador to Turkey and Myanmar, Japan [video in Japanese|text in English translation]
Dr. Mingjun Jiang, General Director, International Eco-Safety Cooperative Organization, People’s Republic of China [video in Chinese|text in English translation]
Hon. David John Clarke, Parliament of New South Wales, Australia [video|text]
Mr. Colin Craig, Founding Leader of the Conservative Party, New Zealand [text]
Hon Ek Nath Dhakal, Minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Nepal [text]

Additional Commentaries

Mme Debbie Remengesau, First Lady, Palau [text]

Reflections

from Brazil, Canada, Lebanon, St. Vincent, and UK

News Coverage

KBS-MBC [in Korean]

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