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International Leadership Conference

World Leaders Affirm the Mission and Work of UPF

February 21, 2018

Seoul, Korea—The 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference closed with participants expressing a high degree of satisfaction with the presentations and discussions.

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Y.K. Tong: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 21, 2018

I firmly believe that the Confucian principles of benevolence, faithfulness, compassion and harmony can be fundamental to building a harmonious world.

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B. Kalita: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 21, 2018

People all over the world look forward to peaceful solutions to all their problems, and I reiterate that parliamentarians the world over have a major role to play, as they cannot disappoint the people and they have to rise to the occasion.

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S. Redo: Address to the International Leadership Conference 2018

February 20, 2018

This conference has clearly demonstrated its relevance to the major objective of the United Nations as stated in its Charter, namely to save succeeding generations from the scourge of wars.

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L. Walsh: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 20, 2018

Our Creator knows the purpose of sex, marriage, family and the principles that we need to follow create true love. All religions see marriage as having a divine purpose.

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M. A. Al Shami: Address to the International Leadership Conference 2018

February 20, 2018

Peace is the wider door of a dignified life. As you know, every door has a key, and the key to the door of peace is love.

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L. Thaveetermsakul: Address to the International Leadership Conference 2018

February 20, 2018

Without solving fundamental sociocultural and human development issues we will not be able to realize and sustain peace and security in Asia or anywhere in the world.

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I. Onyshchuk: Address to the International Leadership Conference 2018

February 20, 2018

Openness to the dialogue between religions and cultures and their awareness of the urgent need to combine efforts for justice, brotherhood, peace and development of the human person is a real sign of hope.

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Spirit of Optimism Evident at International Leadership Conference

February 19, 2018

Seoul, Korea—More than 550 experts and officials from over 90 countries met at the 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC).

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K. El Kantar: Perspectives on Building a World of Lasting Peace

February 19, 2018

 Humanity can bring about change by officials and religious leaders and parliamentarians uniting to expand the love culture through dialogue, education and cooperation. Religious leaders can make changes in their societies by developing an educational system that teaches love and forgiveness and by organizing conferences among diverse people.

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A. S. Goswami: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 19, 2018

One of the main guiding principles for Hindus, uttered already in the Vedas, has been “Let noble thoughts come to us from all directions.” Hinduism’s pride is that it celebrates diversity, and this has often made it possible for dialogue to win out over conflict in Indian history.  

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J. Rambaran: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 19, 2018

Religion must be a source of peace. Religion must be a messenger of peace. Religion must be an inspiration to harmony.

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J. de Venecia: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 19, 2018

We agree that for our peoples, the age of ideological conflict is over. All countries now need to move beyond containment and confrontation, and towards cooperation and collective prosperity. Indeed, there is no other option.

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A. Daniel: Address to the International Leadership Conference 2018

February 19, 2018

In effect, parliamentarians work to build safe, secure, stable and peaceful societies. I want us to remember that this is in essence the mandate of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace, which embodies the spirit of and principles of our sacred core values, our covenant if you will.

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J. Luveni: Address to International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace

February 19, 2018

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, it is undeniable that the world is under threat from many quarters. Both our natural and social environments are being threatened in ways never imagined by our parents. With these critical challenges facing us, parliaments have a special responsibility to address these problems.

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F. Sakow: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 19, 2018

Truly, religious wisdom must take a lead in settling secular struggles within and among the nations. 

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International Leadership Conference 2018 Schedule

February 18, 2018

Seoul, Korea—More than 550 experts and officials from over 90 countries met at the 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC). The ILC assembled from February 18 to 21, 2018, at the Lotte Hotel World to discuss “Building a World of Lasting Peace: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values.”

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Argentinian Ambassador for Peace Shares Reflections on IRLC 2017

December 13, 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina—Ambassador for Peace Pastor Alba Rosa Contardo shared her experience participating in the Interreligious Leadership Conference (IRLC) 2017 at a UPF-Argentina meeting.

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African Leaders Visit Hawaiian Coffee Farms

December 10, 2017

Kona, United States—In December, UPF convened a special International Leadership Conference (ILC) for African leaders dedicated to the theme “Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Responsibility of Business Leaders,” in Kona, Hawaii.

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B. Kalita: Global and Local Responses to Terrorism

November 30, 2016

Speech given by Hon. Bhubaneswar Kalita, a member of Parliament of India, on “Global and Local Responses to Terrorism” at the International Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. 

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