THE SECOND UN HIGH LEVEL FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE - United Nations, NY. Sept. 6, 2013
President of the United Nations General Assembly (UN-PGA) and Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP) jointly presented the Second UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace (HLF/CoP) as a daylong program that hold at the United Nations – NY Headquarters/Trusteeship Council Chamber on Friday 6 September 2013 from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Convened by the President of the 67th General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremić, the HLF/CoP had an opening ceremony at the UN where the President and Deputy Secretary-General gave speeches. Afterwards, three panel discussions followed: "The role of interfaith cooperation in promoting a global Culture of Peace" in the morning session, "The Culture of Peace as the agenda for a new global civilization: Where are we now?" and "Strategies for advancing implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Culture of Peace: What we need." in the afternoon session.
Special focus of the High Level Forum was on the implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Culture of Peace adopted by the UN General Assembly 13 September 1999. (A/RES/53/243). The role of religious and interfaith cooperation in promoting a global Culture of Peace was also one of the important areas was that dwelt on in this year’s Forum.
HIGH LEVEL FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE
H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremic, President of of the General Assembly
H. E. Mr. Juan Eliasson, Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia
Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director, Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances, Islamic Society of North America
Elie Abadie, M.D., Rabbi, The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue (video message)
HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT
H.E. MS. Dipu Moni, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process of the Phillippines
Special Guest: H.E. Mr.Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chair of the UN General Assembly drafting committee for the UN Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture of Peace (1998-99), representing civil society & The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace
MEDIA RELEASE: http://www.lightmillennium.org/2013-29th/un-high-level-forum-on-the-culture-of-peace.html
PHOTOS BY: Bircan Ünver, Member of the HLF-CoP Planning Committee and Permanent Rep. of The Light Millennium to the UN/DPI;
Elif Çolakoglu, Erzurum Universitesi, Turkey.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Erman H. Sener and Hande Subasilar for lending their cameras.
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY: Iris Spellings and Georgina Galanis, Global Movement for the Culture of Peace.
For the PROGRAMME and full names of the speakers of the Second UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace:
http://www.lightmillennium.org - http://www.gmcop.org
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