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August ILC 2019: "Toward World Summit 2020" Schedule

Seoul, South Korea—An International Leadership Conference drew more than 300 participants from 60 nations and focused on preparations for World Summit 2020.

Schedule

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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OPENING BANQUET

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

Invocation: Rev. Hjörtur Johannsson, Head Minister, Lutheran Free Church of Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome Remarks
Hon. Lim Jong Seong, Member, National Assembly, Korea
President Sun Jin Moon,International President, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification International

Speakers
Hon. Yoshinori Ohno, Minister of Defense, (2004-05) Japan
Hon. Georgina de Venecia, Former Chairperson, Association of Women Legislators of the Philippines Foundation, Inc.
H.E. Suos Yara, MP & Spokesperson, Cambodian People's Party
Hon. John Doolittle, Chairman, IAPP, North America; Member, U.S. Congress (1991-2009), USA

Friday, August 16, 2019

 

SESSION I: OPENING PLENARY: TOWARD WORLD SUMMIT 2020 AND THE HJ MAGNOLIA FOUNDATION

EMCEE: Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, UPF International

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

Congratulatory Remarks
H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, President, (2010-15), Nigeria
H.E. Jaime Paz Zamora, President (1989-1993), Bolivia
Dr. Delfim Santiago das Neves, President, National Assembly, São Tomé and Príncipe
Hon. Matt Salmon, U.S. Congress, (1995-2001, 2013-17), USA

Special Speech: Mr. James Rogers, Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc., Singapore

Founder’s Address: Dr. Young Ho Yun, Secretary General, FFWPU International

 

SESSION II: INTRODUCING WORLD SUMMIT 2020: INTERDEPENDENCE, MUTUAL PROSPERITY AND UNIVERSAL VALUES; AND CENTENARY OF REV. SUN MYUNG MOON

Moderator: Mrs. Genie Kagawa, Executive Office Director, UPF International

Speaker: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, [Presentation] Chairman, UPF International 

 

SESSION III: INTRODUCING WS 2020: REGIONAL UPDATES

Moderator: Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President, UPF International

Speakers
Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, President of UPF International, and Chair, UPF-North America
Prof. Yeon Ah Moon, [Presentation] Chair, UPF-Korea
Mr. Masayoshi Kajikuri, Chair, UPF-Japan
Mr. Adam Doumbia, [Presentation] Regional Secretary General, UPF-Africa
Dr. Katsumi Otsuka, [Presentation] Chair, UPF-Europe and Middle East
Hon. Ek Nath Dakal, [Presentation] Chair, UPF-Asia Pacific
Dr. Charles S. Yang, [Presentation] Chair, UPF-Central America and Caribbean

 

SESSION IV: WORKING GROUPS

Working groups are organized according to professional fields and areas of expertise. World Summit 2020 will feature program sessions that feature various UPF projects, including ISCP, IAPP, IAPD, and other associations that will focus on media, business, academia, youth and first ladies. The purpose of the working groups is to discuss the preparations for World Summit 2020. Session IV: Working Groups focused on ISCP, IAPP, and IMAP.

 

SESSION IV-A: INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT COUNCIL FOR PEACE AND INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR PEACE

Moderator: Hon. Ek Nath Dakal, Chair, UPF-Asia Pacific

Rapporteur: Mr. Mark Brann, Advisor, UPF-Europe and Middle East  

Opening Remarks
H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, President, (2010-15), Nigeria; President, ISCP-Africa
Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Special Envoy of the Philippine President to APEC and Intercultural Dialogue;  Intl. Co-Chair, IAPP

Statements
H.E. Jaime Paz Zamora, President (1989-1993), Bolivia
Hon. José A. Jiménez, President, Legislative Assembly, (2016-17), Costa Rica
Hon. Hilik Bar, Former Deputy Speaker, Knesset, Israel
Hon. Yoichi Anami, Member, House of Representatives, Japan
Mr. Oraib Mohammad Al Rantawi, General Director, Al Quds Center for Political Studies, Jordan
Mr. Abdourahaman Zakaria, Ministerial spokesperson, Government of Niger
Hon. Cynthia Tarrago Diaz, Congresswoman, Legislative Assembly, Paraguay
Dr. Delfim Santiago das Neves, President, National Assembly, São Tomé and Príncipe

 

SESSION IV-B: INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE

Moderator: Mr. Larry Moffitt, Secretary General, UPF-USA

Rapporteur: Mr. Peter Zoehrer, Director of Media and Communications, FFWPU Europe

Opening Remarks: Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Statements
Mr. Kosh Raj Koriala, Senior Correspondent, Nepal Republic Media Limited, Nepal
Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, Media Adviser, Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Nigeria
Mr. Frederico Umbelina, Director, Public Television Channel (Televisão São-Tomense), São Tomé and Príncipe

Saturday, August 17, 2019

 

Session V: Anniversary Program in Honor of Rev. Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012)

The participants traveled to the Cheongshim Peace World Center, about one hour east of Seoul, to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the passing of UPF co-founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. The program, which was live-streamed to over 190 nations, included a commemorative address given by Sun Jin Moon, the founders’ daughter and the international president of FFWPU International, and a heartwarming letter from Mother Moon to her beloved late husband. H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria, gave a memorial address. Entertainment included performances by renowned tenor Paul Potts, soprano Seiko Lee and the Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea.

 

Session VI: Working Groups

Working groups are organized according to professional fields and areas of expertise. World Summit 2020 will feature program sessions that feature various UPF projects, including ISCP, IAPP, IAPD, and other associations that will focus on media, business, academia, youth and first ladies. The purpose of the working groups is to discuss the preparations for World Summit 2020. Session VI: Working Groups focused on IAPD and IAAP.

 

Session VI-A: INTERRELIGIOUS ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Mr. David Fraser Harris, Regional Secretary General, UPF-Middle East and North Africa

Rapporteur: Mr. Robin Marsh, Secretary General, UPF-United Kingdom, and Mr. Aidan Walsh, UPF International

Opening Remarks: Archbishop George A. Stallings, Jr., Director, Interreligious Association for Peace and Development, USA

Statements
Rev. Hjörtur Johannsson, Head Minister, Lutheran Free Church of Reykjavik, Iceland
Acharya Srivatsa Goswami, Head Priest, Sri Radharamana, India
Rev. Yoshio Kawakami, Professor Emeritus, Tezukayama Gakuin University, Japan
Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, President, UPF International
Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President, UPF International
Rev. Dr. Luonne Rouse, National Co-Chair, ACLC, USA
Rev. Cerge Changa, Minister, Partner in Mission (PIM), Zambia

 

Session VI-B: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMICIANS FOR PEACE

Moderator:  Dr. Thomas Selover, President, Professors World Peace Academy, Korea & International

Rapporteur: Rev. Gregory Stone, Secretary General, UPF-Oceania

Opening Remarks: Dr. Sung Bae Jin, Chairman, Hyo Jeong Academy, Korea

Statements
Prof. Antonio Stango, President, Italian Federation for Human Rights, Italy
Prof. Masahisa Hayashi, [Presentation] Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Crispus Makau Kiamba, Chief Executive Officer, Commission for Higher Education, Kenya
Hon. Hak-Kim Ng, Secretary for Education, (2012-17) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China
Dr. Sergey Dvoryanov, Lecturer of Department of Humanities and Socio-Political Sciences, Moscow State Technical University, Russia
Ven. Prof. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma, Head of Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University, USA 

 

SESSION VII: CLOSING SESSION: WORKING GROUP REPORTS: TOWARD WORLD SUMMIT 2020 AND BEYOND

The closing session provided an opportunity to wrap up the International Leadership Conference and to articulate a call to action.

 

DINNER PROGRAM: CLOSING REFLECTIONS

Closing Reflections
Dr. Saemira Gjipali, Vice Chair, UPF-Albania
Hon. Robert Cutajar, Member of Parliament, Malta

Performance: Ms. Seima Tristao Natalino, pastor, Religious Denomination Evangelica Hebrews, Brazil

Various Reflections

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