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Global Service Forum: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Service

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“When we practice a lifestyle of service, truly living for others, we exemplify the highest ideals of human character.” –Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon

Global Peace Foundation (GPF) will highlight the culture of service at the 2017 Global Peace Convention (GPC) in the Philippines, promoting social entrepreneurship and community-driven initiatives as essential tools to address global challenges, including education, poverty and quality of life.

A peaceful world begins with a new culture of peace. However, fostering a culture of peace is only possible through cultivating individual character and raising citizens and leaders who are driven by moral principles and values.

Dr. Marco Roncarati, recipient of the Outstanding Service Award

The Global Service Forum will feature distinguished leaders from around the world who are leaving their mark for sustainable peace and development. Among them is Dr. Marco Roncarati, this year’s recipient of GPF’s Outstanding Service Award for his ongoing efforts to champion volunteer efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.

As a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance (APPDSA), Dr. Roncarati exemplifies GPF’s commitment to working with a broad network of partners based on shared values to tackle some of the world’s most challenging issues. Some recent examples of the interconnectedness of our human family and service as a powerful unifying force is the rapid and global response to the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake of which Dr. Roncarati and GPF worked together in a global relief and recovery effort. He is currently the Social Affairs Officer of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

The model of collaboration amongst partners of GPF is apparent in the international network of organizations present at the Global Peace Convention, showing just how much can be accomplished with a common vision and willingness to work together.

 

The original post appears on www.hyunjinmoon.com. Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon is the founder of Global Peace Foundation.