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UPF Asia Pacific Summit 2018 In Nepal

Today:- Nov – The Asia Pacific Summit 2018 – Nepal will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from November 30 to December 3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. The Summit theme is “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values.”
A highly select group of delegates from throughout the Asia Pacific region and other parts of the world will be in attendance, including current and former heads of state and government, speakers of parliaments, parliamentarians, leaders from the world’s great religions, traditional rulers, women leaders and representatives of the media, academia, business, arts and civil society.
High-level international delegates consist of:
•7 current Heads and Vice-Heads of State and Government
•5 current First Ladies
•10 former Heads of State and Government
•1 current Deputy Prime Minister and 7 Government Ministers
•5 current Speakers of Parliament and National Assemblies
•Total of 1,500 international delegates representing 45 nations
The principal organizer and sponsor of the summit is the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). UPFhas General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It has active chapters in 155 nations around the world.
We are grateful for all the support and cooperation of the Government of Nepal; the Federal Parliament of Nepal; the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), founding Chairman, Hon. Jose de Venecia, 5-time Speaker of the Philippines; and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), Co-Convener, Hon. Dan Burton, 30-year U.S. Congressman from Indiana.
There is a growing awareness among people throughout the world of the urgent need for an innovative vision and bold leadership if we are to resolve the critical issues of our time. Challenges ranging from poverty, terrorism, climate change, food insecurity, moral decline, forced displacement, natural disasters, and the arms race continue to confront the global community. The Universal Peace Federation, in partnership with representatives of government, civil society, and the private sector, launched the international Summit series in order to effectively address and seek solutions to the critical challenges of our time.
Session topics include:
•Opening Plenary: Addresses from the visiting Heads of State and Government
•Session II: Peace, Development, Good Governance and the Role of Parliamentarians
•Session III: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations and Civil Society
•Session IV: Climate Change
•Session V: The Role of Media
•Closing Session: Peace Initiatives and Peace Projects around the World
•Peace and Family Festival: Strengthening Marriage and Family
The Asia Pacific Summit 2018 – Nepal will also feature the first Asia Pacific regional assembly of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).
Nepal is selected as the Summit venue to highlight the successfully concluded peace process and the promulgation of a new constitution through the people-elected Constituent Assembly. Nepal’s success is a unique example of peaceful and democratic transformation. It is a telling testimony that dialogue triumphs over differences; and the ballot over the bullet. What Nepal has achieved in conflict transformation can be an inspiring success story for many people longing for peace in different parts of the world.
Other areas of innovation and models for peace-building found in Nepal include: cooperation between government and civil society, the integrity of inter-generational family ties, and efforts to raise awareness of the effects of climate change. The Summit hopes to highlight these paradigms of peace during Summit sessions.
Choosing Nepal as the Summit venue is designed to encourage tourism and support the government’s ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’. In particular, highlighting Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, as an international tourist destination site has been encouraged.Delegates, especially from Buddhist backgrounds, will be visiting Lumbini after the Summit.
A particular focus of the Summit is to support the government’s vision of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.” During the Summit, bilateral and multilateral meetings will be held. Dialogue and discussions are planned which will explore new diplomatic opportunities for Nepal. Foreign investors and business entrepreneurs are part of official entourages of a number of visiting Heads of State and Government.They will look for mutually beneficial business opportunities.
The Asia Pacific Summit will conclude with a special declaration on Climate Change as well as the Kathmandu Declaration. The declaration drafting committee consists of a think-tank anddiplomats from Nepal, India, People’s Republic of China, Australia, Thailand, Philippines and USA.
The Summit invitation committee consists, in part, of the former Prime Minister, Member of the Federal Parliament of Nepal and senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party, Hon. Madhav Kumar Nepal, who is its Chair; the Chairman of the Universal Peace Federation International Dr. Thomas G. Walsh; and the former Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives, founding Chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) and Co-chair of IAPP, H.E. Jose De Venecia Jr., Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha of India and Chairman of North East MP’s Forum Hon’ble Bhubaneswar Kalita, and other prominent figures.
We seek the support and cooperation from all sectors for the success of the Summit.
For more information please contact the press counter at the Summit.
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