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Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference (August)

Seoul, South Korea—Some 1,000 world leaders from the 157 nations with diplomatic relations with either North or South Korea attended the August 11-15, 2022, conference, either in person at the Lotte Hotel World or virtually, to discuss “Toward Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Toward a World Culture of Peace.”

International leaders affirmed their support for global peacebuilding, and discussed ways to achieve world peace for all humanity, especially on the Korean Peninsula. Sessions also addressed the universal right to religious freedom and called for more education of youth in Africa, which is emerging as a global economic force.

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Schedule

Thursday, August 11, 2022

 

Session I: Keynote Addresses: UPF Associations and Think Tank 2022

Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Imboni Dr. Uzwi-Lezwe Radebe, Founder, The Revelation Spiritual Home, South Africa

H.E. Boris Tadic, President (2004-2012), Serbia

Sheikh Mansour Diouf, Representative of the Murid Brotherhood, Senegal

H.E. Yves Leterme, Prime Minister (2008, 2009-2011), Belgium

H.E. Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister (2006-2008), Israel

Hon. Néziha Labidi, Minister of Women, Family and Children (2016-2020), Tunisia

Hon. German Blanco Alvarez, Senator, Colombia

Hon. Grigore Novac, Member of Parliament, Moldova

 

Session II: Keynote Addresses: UPF Associations and Think Tank 2022

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

H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana, Chairman, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia

Hon. Prof. Sunaina Singh, Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University, India

Mme. Adi Koila Nailatikau, First Lady (2009-2015), Fiji

Hon. Patricia Terrazas Baca, Member of Parliament, Mexico

Dr. Ann Higgins, President, World Dance Congress, UNESCO, Bahamas

Hon. Dave Laksono, Member of Parliament, Indonesia

Hon. Ross Robertson, Member of Parliament (1987-2014), New Zealand

Dr. Subash Kaji Shrestha, Deputy Secretary General, Asian Regional Institute of Juche Idea, Nepal

Friday, August 12, 2022

 

Session III: Opening Ceremony

Emcee: Mr. Young-il Shin, former Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) announcer

Pastor Paula White-Cain, Senior Pastor, City of Destiny Church, USA

Dr. Yun Young-ho, Director-General, UPF International

Masayoshi Kajiurki, chairman, UPF-Japan

Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister (2006-2015), Canada

Hon. Donald Trump, President (2017-2021), United States

Hon. Mike Pence, Vice President (2017-2021), United States

Hon. Dan Quayle, Vice President (1989-1993), United States

H.E. Michel Temer, President (2016-2018), Brazil

H.E. Brigi Rafini, Executive Secretary, CEN-SAD; Prime Minister (2011-2021), Niger

H.E. Macky Sall, President, Senegal

H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President, Nigeria

H.E. George Weah, President, Liberia

H.E. Carlos Vila Nova, President, Sao Tome and Principe

H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana, Chairman, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia on behalf of Samdech Techo Hun Sen

H.E. Jose Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission (2004-2014); Prime Minister (2002-2004), Portugal

H.E. Romano Prodi, Prime Minister (1996-1998, 2006-2008), Italy

H.E. Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister (2005-2007), France

H.E. Jose Aznar, Prime Minister (1996-2004), Spain

H.E. Albin Kurti, Prime Minister, Albania

H.E. Ilir Meta, Prime Minister (1999-2002), Albania

H.E. Ibrahim Natatou, Minister of Education, Niger

Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (2018-2021), USA

Mr. Jim Rogers, Senior Advisor, UPF International; Chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc.

Hon. Dan Burton, Congressman (1983-2013), USA; International Co-chair, IAPP

 

Session IV-A: Special Briefing: UPF Fact-Finding Delegation and The Washington Times 40th Anniversary

Moderator: Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, Universal Peace Federation

Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Special Envoy, Six-Party Talks with DPRK (2003-2006), USA

Amb. Harry Harris, U.S. Ambassador to Korea (2018-2021); Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (2015-2018)

Gen. Walter Sharp, USA (Ret), Commander, United Nations Command, ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea (2008-2011)

Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA

H.E. Annette Lu, Vice President (2000-2008), Taiwan

Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Mr. Christopher Dolan, President and Executive Editor, The Washington Times

Mr. Charles Hurt, Opinion Editor, The Washington Times

 

Session IV-B: International Youth Leaders Conference

Moderator: Mr. Adama Doumbia, President, UPF-Africa

Mr. Fonki Forba, Moderator, Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), Cameroon

Cheikh Khalid, Religious Affairs Advisor to the President; Islamic Association for Coordination, Niger

H.E. Brigi Rafini, Executive Secretary, CEN-SAD

Dr. Yun Young-ho, Director-General, FFWPU International

Mr. Kim Jae Hyun, World Vice President, Youth and Students for Peace

H.E. Callista Mutharika, First Lady (2010-2012), Malawi

Hon. Euphrasie Kousassi Yao, Gender Advisor to the President, Côte d’Ivoire

Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA

Hon. Filomena Gonçalves, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Cape Verde

Mr. Jim Rogers, UPF Advisor; Chairman, Beeland Interests, Inc.

Dr. Song Yong-cheon, Chairman, Sunhak Global Education Foundation

Dr. Jin Seong-bae, Chairman, HJ Academy of Arts and Science

Hon. Sekou Doro Adamou, Minister of Youth & Sports, Niger

 

Session IV-C: IAPD Africa Consultation

Moderator: Rev. Bakary Camara, Cheon Ewi Won Co-Chair, Africa

Imam Drame Moussa, President, IAPD Cote d’Ivoire

Imboni Dr. Uzwi-Lezwe Radebe, Founder, The Revelation Spiritual Home, South Africa; Chair of IAPD-Africa

Dr. Tageldin Hamad, IAPD International Coordinator; Vice President, UPF International

Hon. Daniel Okoh, President, Christian Association of Nigeria

Hon. Issaka Sourwema, Ministry of Religion, Burkina Faso

Hon. Nevers Mumba, Vice President (2003-2004), Zambia; Founder, National Christian Coalition

Dr. Nokuzola Mndende, National Chairperson, Council of African Religion, South Africa

Signing of IAPD/African Union: Imboni Dr. Uzwi-Lezwe RadebeFounder, The Revelation Spiritual Home, South Africa; Chair of IAPD-Africa

 

Session V: The Importance of Religious Freedom

Emcee: Mr. Young-il Shin, former Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) announcer

Dr. Yun Young-ho, Director-General, FFWPU International

Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Mr. Chung Hee-taek, President, Segye Ilbo daily newspaper

Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA

Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (2018-2021), USA

Pastor Paula White-Cain, Senior Pastor, City of Destiny Church, USA

Mr. Norishige Kondo, Director of FFWPU-Japan Legal Affairs Office

Mr. Toru Goto, Chair, Japanese Victims’ Association against Religious Kidnapping and Forced Conversion

Hon. Jan Figel, Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion, European Union (2016-2019), Slovakia

Dr. Massimo Introvigne, Managing Director, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), Italy

Bishop Don Meares, Senior Pastor, Evangel Cathedral, USA

Saturday, August 13, 2022

 

Session VI-A: International Symposium (IAAP Conference)

Moderator: Dr. Robert Kittel, Co-Chair, UPF Asia Pacific

Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Dr. Jin Sung-bae, Chairman, HJ Academy of Arts and Science

Hon. Dan Burton, Congressman (1983-2013), USA; International Co-chair, IAPP

Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Special Envoy, Six-Party Talks with DPRK (2003-2006), USA

Dr. Francisco Rojas, President, University for Peace (UPEACE), Costa Rica

H.E. Johnson Toribiong, President (2009-2013), Palau

Hon. Ibrahim Natatou, Minister of Education, Niger

 

Session VII-A: International Symposium (IAAP Conference)

Moderator: Mr. Jacques Marion, Regional Co-Chair, UPF-EUME

Prof. Kim, Keun-sik, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Kyungnam University, Korea

Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University, USA

Commentator: Dr. Barthélémy Courmont, Institute of International and Strategic Relations, France

Dr. Thomas Ward, President, Unification Theological Seminary (2019-2022)

Dr. Chheng Kimlong, Vice President, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia

Dr. Vladimir Petrovsky, Chief Researcher, Russia-China Center, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Commentator: Prof. William Lay, Adjunct Professor, Unification Theological Seminary

 

Session VIII-A: International Symposium (IAAP Conference)

Moderator: Dr. Franco Famularo, President, UPF Canada

Dr. Frank Kaufmann, President, Twelve Gates Foundation, USA

Dr. Maribel Barreto, Education Psychologist, Brazil

Dr. Tyler Hendricks, President Emeritus, Unification Theological Seminary, USA

Commentator: Dr. Nuno Andre Amaral Antunes, Professor, Nova University, Portugal

Dr. Lan Young Moon, President, WFWP International (1997-2014)

Dr. Robert Kittel, Co-Chair, UPF Asia Pacific

Dr. Saemira Pino, Chair of IAAP committee; Former Deputy Minister of Education and Health, Albania

Commentator: Hon. Prof. Sunaina Singh, Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University, India

 

Session IX-A: International Symposium (IAAP Conference)

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Selover, Co-Chair, IAAP-International

Mr. Gregory Breland, Executive Director, International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (1984-2000), USA

Dr. Gennady Shipov, Director, Center of Physics of Vacuum, Moscow State University, Russia

Prof. Martin Ramirez, Chair, Center for Conflict Studies at Nebrija University, Spain

Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Mr. Jim Rogers, Senior Advisor, UPF International; Chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc.

Mr. Gerard Willis, President and CEO, HJ Magnolia US Holdings

Commentator: Hon. Senida Mesi, Deputy Prime Minister (2017-2019), Albania

Dr. Lee, Jae-il, Dean, Pure Love Department, Sun Moon University, Korea

Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena, President, University for Peace (UPEACE), Costa Rica

Prof. Ibrahim Natatou, Minister of National Education, Niger

Hon. Timothy Pagonachi Mtambo, Minister of Civic Education and National Unity, Malawi

 

Session VII-B: CEN-SAD Conference on Youth Education

Moderator: Mr. Kim Dong-yeon, President, Youth and Students for Peace-Korea

Mr. Koji Matsuda, International President, Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP)

H.E. Brigi Rafini, Executive Secretary, CEN-SAD

Dr. Song Yong-cheon, Chair, Sunhak Global Education Foundation

Dr. Mallory Leece, Global Vice President, Sunmoon University

Dr. Kim Seok-Pyeong, Chair, HJ Magnolia Korea Foundation

Dr. Kim Sang-gyung, Chair, HJ Magnolia Medical Foundation

Prof. Park Kwan-young, Dean of Academic Affairs, Sun Moon University

Dr. Hwang Sun-jo, President, Sun Moon University

 

Session VII-C: IAPD Assembly

Moderator: Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, President, UPF International

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

Rev. Stephen Kim, Co-Chair, Korean Clergy Leadership Conference

Dr. Tageldin Hamad, IAPD International Coordinator; Vice President, UPF International

Dr. Park Young-kyu, Chairman, Korean Clergy Leadership Conference

Sheikh Mansour Diouf, Representative of the Murid Brotherhood, Senegal

Rev. Michael Swain, Executive Director, Freedom of Religion, South Africa

Imboni Dr. Uzwi-Lezwe Radebe, Founder, The Revelation Spiritual Home, South Africa; Chair, IAPD-Africa

Rev. Joshua Holmes, National Director, Young Christian Leadership Conference, USA

Pastor Paula White-Cain, Senior Pastor, City of Destiny Church, USA

 

Session VIII-C: IAPD Assembly

Moderator: Patriarch George Stallings, Jr, Chairman, IAPD-USA

Fr. Louison Emerik Bissila Mbila, Chaplain, Catholic Chaplaincy to the African Union (CACAU)

Mr. Ventzeslav Sabev, Vice President, Geneva Spiritual Appeal, Bulgaria

Mr. Mamoru Kamono, Legal Representative, Japanese Victims’ Association Against Religious Kidnapping and Forced Conversion

Mr. Toru Goto, Chair, Japanese Victims’ Association Against Religious Kidnapping and Forced Conversion

Mr. Norishige Kondo, Director, FFWPU-Japan Legal Affairs Office

Pastor T.L. Barrett, Jr., Founder and Senior Pastor, The Life Center Church of God in Christ, USA

 

Special Program: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Rev. Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012)

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

Moderator: Dr. Yun Young-ho, Director-General, FFWPU International

H.E. Suos Yara, Chairman, Commission of Foreign Affairs, National Assembly, Cambodia - On behalf of Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, Cambodia

Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (2018-2021), USA

H.E. Brigi Rafini, Executive Secretary, CEN-SAD; Prime Minister (2011-2021), Niger

Hon. Frank Fuseini Adongo, Member of Parliament, deputy regional minister, Ghana

 

Founder and Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace, Australia

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