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World Summit 2020 - IAFLP Schedule

IAFLP is an association that affirms the unique and essential role women leaders have in bringing about a world of lasting peace. As part of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP), and with the support of the WFWP, the IAFLP recognizes the significant role that First Ladies have in their countries and within society, as leaders, visionaries, and role models. IAFLP aims to bring together women leaders from all national, racial and religious backgrounds and all sectors of society to unite in solidarity and respond to today’s challenges.

To read the report on the IAFLP conference, click here.


February 4-5, 2020


Building upon the successful regional launching of the “Asia Pacific First Ladies Summit 2019” in Palau in December 2019, a High-Level Assembly of First Ladies on the theme, “Building a World of Lasting Peace: A First Ladies Initiative”, a platform for First Ladies to network among themselves and with women leaders of all sectors for the development of innovative projects that focus on strengthening the role of women leaders in global problem solving and peace building. This Session is hosted by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI) and First Lady Debbie Remengesau of the Republic of Palau with the support of the Summit’s host, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF).

Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Director, WFWPI United Nations Office, Switzerland

Host: Madame Debbie M. Remengesau, First Lady, Palau

Opening Remarks
Prof. Yeon Ah Moon, Chair, UPF Korea
Dr. Sun Jin Moon, Executive Vice President, Women's Federation for World Peace
Ms. Julia Moon, President of WFWP and director of Universal Ballet

Special Addresses I: “Towards a Culture of Peace and Co-Prosperity: The Role of First Ladies”
Madame Ingrid Aingimea, First Lady, Nauru
Madame Lieom Anono Loeak, former First Lady, Marshall Islands
Madame Patricia Marroquin, former First Lady, Guatemala
Madame Maria Fernanda Flores, former first lady, Nicaragua

Special Addresses II: “Identifying Successful Initiatives and the Future of IAFLP”
Madame Patience Jonathan, former First Lady, Nigeria
Madame Dr. Emilia Alfaro de Franco, former First Lady, MP, Paraguay
Dr. Svjetlana Jovic, Civil Affairs office, UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Dr. Celine Guerin, Neuroscientist and trauma therapist, Switzerland

Other Speakers and Participants
Madame Anneli Jäätteenmäki, former Prime Minister, Finland
Madame Sujata Koirala, former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Nepal
Madame Fionnuala Kenny, wife of former Prime Minister, Ireland
Madame Dalia Itzik, former President, Israel
Madame Aman Agbomson Klutse, wife of former Prime Minister, Togo
Madame Callista Mutharika, former First Lady, Malawi
Madame Graciela Rompani, Founder and President of Ventura Grameen, Uruguay
Madame Koila Nailatikau, former First Lady, Fiji 
Madame Bernadette Tong, former First Lady, Kiribati
Madame Sitti Abdallah Mwinyl, former First Lady, Tanzania
Madame Flutura Ahmeti, wife of former Prime Minister, Albania
Madame Medine Hanku, wife of former President, Albania

Closing RemarksDr. Samia Burton, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University, USA

Resolution for the Establishment of IAFLP (Click here)

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