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Global Peace Convention

 MANILA 2017  | ASUNCION 2014  |  KUALA LUMPUR 2013  |  ATLANTA 2012  |  SEOUL 2011  |  NAIROBI 2010  |  MANILA 2009

One Dream, One Korea, One World: Sustainable Peace and Prosperity through Moral and Innovative Leadership

The Global Peace Convention will bring together leading international experts, policy makers, and peace advocates to share best practices and develop multi-sector partnerships for sustainable peace and development from February 26 to March 1. GPC 2019 is convening in conjunction with the centenary of the Korean independence movement, a historic milestone toward a unified and peaceful Korea.

  Convention Themes


Extremest ideologies are a growing threat to peace in the world. The Global Peace Convention is committed to resolving identity-based conflict through emphasis on principles and shared values that embrace the entire human family. •


Peace is a precondition of prosperity. Economic activity and investment thrives in an environment of political and social stability. The business community has a vital role to play in promoting human welfare and fostering peace.  •


The twenty-first century faces unprecedented challenges for faith traditions to rise above sectarian differences and become advocates of human ideals, universal principles and shared values that can advance lasting peace. •


The Global Peace Convention aims to advance collaborative civil society approaches and bring new focus to the issues related to the reunification of the Korean peninsula and its implications for sustainable peace in Northeast Asia. •


Women are essential in the quest for effective leadership, and if women and girls are not empowered through equal access to education and guaranteed equal protection under the law, peace is unlikely to be sustainable. •


Strengthening families and empowering youth through service learning and entrepreneural initiative are essential objectives in advancing social cohesion and preparing young people as productive citizens and future leaders. •



The media have a fundamental responsibility in a free society to uphold standards of objective reporting while articulating the essential principles and values that foster social cohesion and respect for diversity. •


Rather than a top-down approach driven by experts and outside funding, a new development paradigm gives local community groups control over decisions and resources while acting as informed participants in the development process.  •


The Global Peace Convention hosts a summit of teachers from around the world to explore innovative education models that stress community and school collaboration and the education of the "whole child." •

  Moral and Innovative Leadership

Kenyan President Mwui Kibaki addresses the 2010 Global
Peace Convention in Nairobi.

The Global Peace Convention is a unique forum for leaders from government, business, academia, the non-profit sector, and the faith community to meet and exchange perspectives on effective leadership in complex and diverse societies.

In 2010, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, political rivals in a power-sharing arrangement, united to support to Global Peace Conventionn in Nairobi. Heads of state in Malaysia and Paraguay lent support to the Conventions in Kuala Lumpur and Asuncion.

In Atlanta, former heads of state from Latin America founded the Latin American Presidential Mission based on shared values and a commitment to greater freedom and social progress.

Clerics, corporate leaders, policy experts, and parliamentarian discover unexpected common ground and forge innovative action plans in this unique assembly, united by a vision for peace that transcends conventional boundaries. 

  Global Peace Awards

GPF’s Global Peace Awards honor government, civil society and faith leaders whose exemplary efforts have significantly improved the lives of others. Global Peace Awards underscore the importance of moral and innovative leadership, an ethic of public service, and a willingness to transcend boundaries of religion, ethnicity, culture and nationality in advancing the ideal of One Family under God.  Challenging conditions that limit human potential and social development, award winners demonstrate lives of integrity and a sustained commitment to realizing a world of peace.   SEE AWARD WINNERS


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