International Summit – World Leaders of Dozens of



International Summit in South Korea

Towards Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Towards a Global Culture of Peace

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is organizing the “Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference”, a five-day international summit with peace-related events at the Jamsil Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, in from this week.

World leaders from dozens of countries gather August 11-15, 2022to address avenues for global peace, with particular emphasis on Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and reconciliation between North and South Korea.

A highlight of the August 12 opening ceremony was the presentation of a resolution proposing the development of a Peace Charter, which builds on the Seoul resolution signed at the 2022 World Summit ( February 2022) in Seoul by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki. -moon and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Top international speakers will include: Rt. Hon. Stephen HarperCanadian Prime Minister (2006-2015); Hon. Newt GingrichSpeaker of the United States House (1995-1999); Hon. Mike PompeoUS Secretary of State (2018-2021); Hon. Dan Burton, US Congressman (1983-2013); and HE Brigi RafiniGeneral Executive, Community of Sahel-Saharan States and Prime Minister (2011-2021), Niger.

Later the same day, attendees will hear about a recent UPF Korean Peninsula Peace fact-finding delegation by experts on Korea, including General Walter SharpCommander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea (2008-2011); Amb. Harry Harris, United States Ambassador to Korea (2018-2021); and Amb. Joseph DeTrani, special envoy, six-party talks with the DPRK (2003-2006). In addition, a special program will feature The Washington Times, celebrates its 40th anniversary today.

Several sessions will cover peace efforts in Africa and feature a resolution endorsed by African faith leaders and led by Imboni Prophet Radebefounder of The Revelation Spiritual Home in South Africa.

The afternoon sessions will include presentations on threats to religious freedom around the world which will include Pastor Paula White-Cainsenior pastor, City of Destiny Church in the United States; Hon. John Figel, European Union Special Envoy for the Promotion of Religious Freedom (2016-2019); and Dr Massimo IntrovigneDirector General, Center for Studies on New Religions, Italy.

On Saturday, August 13, symposia will be held on the themes of a unified Korea, a peaceful world, the harmonization of science and religion, the women’s movement, the character education of young people and the role of media and economy in the 21st century.

On Sunday, August 14, attendees will travel to the HJ Global Arts Center in Seorak, outside Seoul, for a special program hosted by Dr Hak Ja Han Moon in honor of her late husband and co-founder of the UPF, Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon and his lifelong efforts to establish world peace.

In addition to the UPF International Chair Dr. Thomas G. Walshthe dozens of speakers at the summit will include Sheikh Mansour DioufSenegal; Hon. Ibrahim NatatouMinister of Education, Niger; Hon. Hamza says Hamza, Minister of Youth and Sports, Somalia; Hon. Adi Koila NailitikauFirst Lady (2009-2015), Fiji; Hon. Mwaba TonyMinister of Higher Education, DR Congo; Hon. Neziha LabidiMinister of Women, Family and Children (2016-2020), Tunisia; HE Dr Sok SiphanaPresident, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia; jim rogerschairman of Beeland Interests, Inc.; Bishop Don Mearessenior pastor, Evangel Cathedral, USA; HE Callista MutharikaFirst Lady (2010-2012), Malawi; Dr. Song Yong-cheonPresident, Sunhak Foundation; Dr. Hwang Sun-jo, President, Sun Moon University; and Dr Yun Young HoManaging Director, FFWPU International.

The UPF is an NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It has hosted dozens of forums and events that promote peacebuilding with leaders from 157 countries that maintain diplomatic relations with North and/or South Korea, with the aim of exploring prospects for reconciliation. Pacific on the Korean Peninsula. The Royal Government of Cambodia has co-hosted some of these events.

The August 11-15 events will have in-person speakers and attendees, as well as large global audiences joining digitally via a high-tech hybrid format.

The UPF works through a set of peacebuilding associations segmented into seven field-based organizations:

  • International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) and International Association of First Ladies for Peace (IAFLP)
  • International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)
  • Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD)
  • International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED)
  • International Media Association for Peace (IMAP)
  • International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP)
  • International Association of Arts and Culture for Peace (IAACP)

For media inquiries, please contact:

William P. Selig | Director of Communications, Universal Peace Federation

Phone: 240-274-1744 | Email: [email protected] | Web:

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