The Global Peace Convention is a preeminent, world-level platform to share best practices and develop collaborative strategies in areas of education, health care, environmental sustainability, community-driven development, and conflict resolution, guided by a vision of One Family under God.
The Global Peace Convention advances innovative responses to the challenges of conflict and underdevelopment by drawing upon the expertise of government, faith-based, and civil society partners, and by involving stakeholders from affected regions.
Grounded in a comprehensive, values-based approach that recognizes the fundamental rights as well as responsibilities of all people, the Global Peace Convention presents a vision for peace and social progress that reflects the highest human aspirations.
► UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING IDENTITY-
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. •
► BUILDING PEACE
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. •
► INTERFAITH PARTNERSHIPS: SHARED VALUES AND PEACEBUILDING
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. •
► PEACEBUILDING IN
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'S ROLES
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. •
► YOUTH EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SERVICE AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING
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. •
► MEDIA'S ROLE IN
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. •
► SUSTAINABLE MODELS
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. •
► CHARACTER AND CREATIVITY: NEW APPROACHES TO EDUCATION
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." •
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.
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