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World Summit 2020 Schedule

Seoul, South Korea—The World Summit 2020 Assembly brought together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to offer insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace.

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Click here for the World Summit 2020 Executive Summary


Monday, February 3, 2020



Moderator: Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, UPF International 

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chair, UPF International

Congratulatory Remarks: Amb. Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to Korea (2004-05); former head of the U.S. delegation to the Six-party Talks, USA

Keynote Addresses: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values
Mr. James Rogers, Chairman, Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests Inc., Singapore
H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, President (2010-2015), Nigeria; Chairman, International Summit Council for Peace-Africa
H.E. Anote Tong, President (2003-2016), Kiribati; Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate 2015
Dr. Mario J. Molina, Nobel Prize Laureate, Mexico

Presentation and Signing of World Summit 2020 Resolution



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

Keynote Addresses
Hon. David Clarke, Parliamentarian (2003-2019), Australia
Adi Koila Mara Nailatikau, First Lady (2009-2015) Fiji
Dr. Roslyn Ngeno, Representative of African Union, Kenya
H.E. Parmanand Jha, Vice President (2008-2015), Nepal
H.E. Federico Franco (Spanish only)President (2012-2013), Paraguay
Mrs. Raja Nicola Eissa Abdel-Masih, Member, Sovereignty Council of Sudan



Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Michael Jenkins

Welcome Remarks: Hon. Dan Burton, U.S. Congressman (1983-2013); Chairman of International IAPP

Congratulatory Remarks: Hon. Chuichi Date, President, House of Councilors (2016-2019), National Diet, Japan

Hyojeong Cultural Performance: “Shimcheong” by The Universal Ballet introduced by Ms. Julia Moon, President of WFWP and director of Universal Ballet

Tuesday, February 4, 2020



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

Interfaith Invocation, Declaration and Water Ceremony
- Swami Shantatmananda, Head and secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, India
Buddhism - Ven. Prof. Dr. Sovanratana Khy, Acting rector, Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University, Cambodia
African Traditional - Prophet Samuel Radebe, Revelation Church of God, South Africa
Christianity - Rev. Dr. Luonne Rouse, National co-chair, ACLC, USA
Christianity - Rev. Carlos Heriberto Rivas, Pastor, International Revival Tabernacle (TAI), El Salvador
Islam - Mr. Hysen Shehaj, Head of Halvety Order, Albania
Islam - Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, Spiritual Head, Druze Community, Israel

Welcome Address: H.E Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General (2007-2016), United Nations, Korea

Congratulatory Remarks 
Hon. Lee Joo Young, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly, Korea
Hon. Chuichi Date, President, House of Councilors (2016-2019), Japan
Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA

Founder’s AddressDr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-founder, Universal Peace Federation

Keynote Addresses
H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime minister, Cambodia
H.E. Jimmy Morales, President, Guatemala
H.E. H.D. Deve Gowda, Prime Minister (1996-1997), India
H.E. Henry Van Thio, Vice President, Myanmar
H.E. Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister, Niger
H.E. Maria Leonor Robredo, Vice President, Philippines
H.E. José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission (2004-2014); Prime Minister (2002-2004), Portugal

Signing of Proposals to Explore the Convening of a 3rd Asia-Pacific Summit and a 6th Continental Africa Summit

Proclamation of the World Summit 2020 Resolution

Presentation of ISCP Medals of Honor


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Wednesday, February 5, 2020



Welcome Address: Dr. Hong, Il-Shik, Chair, Sunhak Peace Prize Committee

Centenary Award Recipient: H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (2007-2016), Korea

Sunhak Peace Prize 2020 Laureates
H.E. Macky Sall, President, Senegal (Represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Bishop Munib Younan, Arab-Israeli Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

Congratulatory remarks
H.E. Anote Tong, former President, Kiribati
H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, former President, Nigeria



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Thursday, February 6, 2020



SESSION IV, V, VI Concurrent Sessions and links to Individual Schedule Pages


ISCP - International Summit Council for Peace (Click here)
The International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) was initiated by UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on February 8, 2019 on the occasion of World Summit 2019 in Seoul, Korea. ISCP is an international network of current and former heads of state and government, who, through dialogue and collaboration, explore solutions and offer recommendations to address the world’s critical problems, including climate change and environmental issues, religious conflicts, poverty, war, corruption and family breakdown.

IAPP - International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (Click here)
The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace has been launched as a worldwide association of parliamentarians which provides a forum to bring their experience and wisdom to bear in the search for solutions to our world’s problems. Parliamentarians from around the world have offered their remarks on the importance of their work and the value of increased cooperation and collaboration in the search for innovative solutions to some of the critical issues that we face on the local, national, regional and global levels, from climate change to the rise of extremist ideologies to humanitarian disasters and conflict.

IAPD - Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (Click here)
UPF initiated the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development as a partner organization to the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. Through interreligious dialogue and exchange of viewpoints among the world’s religions and faith-based organizations, terrorism, violent extremism and the world’s ills can be proactively addressed.

IMAP - International Media Association for Peace (Click here)
IMAP recognizes the vital role that journalists play in guarding against totalitarianism and supporting the expansion of freedom. IMAP represents a worldwide professional network of journalists who support a socially responsible and moral media to convey accurate content, address the challenges of our time based on the highest principles of ethical journalism, and understanding that universal values are key elements of a world of peace.

IAED - International Association for Peace and Economic Development (Click here)
IAED affirms the role of businesses, business leaders, and investors to make the world a better place, addressing its most significant challenges, and promoting world peace, long-term mutual prosperity and truly sustainable development. IAED encourages business leadership around the world to contribute to making our nations safer, more secure, more affluent places to live, reducing poverty and creating opportunities for more people to live purposeful and meaningful lives.

IAAP - International Association of Academicians for Peace (Click here)
IAAP a global interdisciplinary academic initiative aimed at contributing toward the realization of a world of lasting peace. IAAP affirms the belief that academicians, scholars and educators have played and continue to contribute in the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of humanity, and provide an essential role in the building of a good society. IAAP is dedicated to building professional networks for academicians to foster a world of peace based on the ideals of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values.

IAFLP - International Association of First Ladies for Peace (Click here)
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.

WCLC - World Clergy Leadership Conference (Click here)
WCLC is an international and interdenominational coalition of clergy working together in a common expression that “Peace Starts with Me” and is working around the world to advance the realization of true families by promoting true family values, healthy society, loving one's neighbor movements and other God-centered initiatives aimed at reviving the importance of inviting God into our lives.

IAYSP - International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (Click here)
IAYSP is a global network of young people dedicated to building a world of lasting peace and mutual prosperity by living for others, creating families of true love and contributing to society. Originally launched as the Youth and Students for Peace, YSP was integrated into UPF’s family as the International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP) in 2020.

HJIFUS - HJ International Foundation on the Unity of the Sciences (Click here)
HJIFUS was founded in 1972 as the International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (ICUS) with the goal to guide science toward greater internal oneness across disciplines, and toward working under the ideal of absolute values that would benefit humanity. In 2017, ICUS was reconvened as the HJ International Foundation for the Unity of the Sciences (HJIFUS) with an emphasis on ways to solve environmental problems.

Balkans Peace Initiative Consultation (Click here)
Balkans Peace Initiative Consultation represents an important UPF effort to emphasize "soft power" solutions as essential to peacebuilding. The goal of the consultation is to encourage dialogue and understanding by bring bringing together scholars, diplomats and government officials, and engaging in people-to-people diplomacy, particularly tapping into the wisdom and experience of the former officials who had hands-on experience in the Balkan conflicts.

Central Asia Forum (Click here)
Central Asia Forum, an intergovernmental consultative body, focuses on ways to promote and achieve regional peace and economic cooperation in Eurasia, Central Asia and East Asia. The Forum’s inaugural event, co-hosted by the Japanese ministry of environment, was held in the Japanese parliament in 2019. The Central Asia Forum 2020a side event of World Summit 2020, was co-hosted by IAPP-Central Asia and the Eurasian Council for Security and International Cooperation.

To read the report of the World Summit 2020, click here.

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