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GPW Session 1 Opening Remarks

 

YOUR EXCELLENCIES, GOVERNMENT DIGNITARIES, POLICY MAKERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, MY COLLEAGUES & THE DISTINGUISHED PARTICIPANTS.

IT IS A GREAT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE FOR ALL OF US TO BE PART OF THIS GATHERING OF WOMEN LEADERS, THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR GLOBAL PEACE. THIS GATHERING OF GREAT MINDS FROM GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETIES IS TIMELY, A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO COLLABORATE WITH EACH OTHER ON THE CHALLENGE OF PEACE BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SPECIFICALLY ON OUR GPW THEME: “PROMOTING WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CULTURE FOR PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- FROM THE HOME TO THE WORLD”. IT IS ENVISIONED, DURING THESE THREE DAYS PROGRAM, COMPOSED OF 5 SESSIONS, WE SHALL DISCUSS THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF WOMEN, IN RAISING GLOBAL MINDED LEADERS TOWARD BUILDING A PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

 

GPW BELIEVES THAT THE FAMILY IS A NECESSARY FOUNDATION IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PEACE. THAT THE FAMILY IS THE GROUND UPON WHERIN THE SEED, OUR CHILDREN’S CHARACTER CAN SPROUT AND GROW, TO BECOME PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. THUS, THE SOCIETAL AND WORLD ISSUES GOES HAND IN HAND WITH ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES OF THE FAMILY. THUS, THE NURTURING NATURE AND DEDICATION OF MOTHER, SISTER, AND DAUGHTER ARE NEEDED IN THE LEADERSHIP WORLD, AS WELL AS THE FAMILY.  WE ARE FORTUNATE; WE HAVE INVITED DYNAMIC SPEAKERS WHO ARE PEACE ADVOCATE.  THEY WILL SHARE THEIR VAST EXPERIENCES AND WISDOM ON PEACE BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT.

 

WE FORESEE, THE MEANINGFUL RESULTS FROM THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS THAT WILL SURFACE AT THIS CONVENTION, WILL DEFINITELY BE THE BLUEPRINT THAT WILL GUIDE US IN OUR ADVOCACIES FOR GLOBAL PEACE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE ASSESSMENT, INITIATIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS AT THE END OF THIS CONVENTION.

 

AS WE WELCOME ALL OF YOU IN TODAY’S EVENT, IN BEHALF OF THE PHILIPPINE DELEGATION, WE WISH TO EXTEND OUR APPRECIATION AND COMMENDATION TO THE ORGANIZERS FOR THE MEANINGFUL PROGRAM LAID OUT FOR THE 5 SECTORS: THE BUSINESS FORUM, THE INTERFAITH, THE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE, THE YOUTH SUMMIT, THE SERVICE FOR PEACE FORUM AND THIS GLOBAL PEACE WOMEN CONFERENCE WHICH ARE TIMELY AND RELEVANT. TO THE ORGANIZERS THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING THE PHILIPPINES AS THE SITE FOR THIS CONVENTION. LET US GIVE THEM A BIG HAND.

 

WE WISH YOU ALL A FRUITFUL PARTICIPATION AND MOST OF ALL, TO OUR INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES, A PLEASANT STAY IN MANILA.

 

HAVE A GOOD DAY. MABUHAY!

 

The above is a prepared presentation for the Global Peace Convention 2017. Changes in actual delivery may not be reflected.