Intervention of Dr Thomas Walsh, Chair, UPF International, at the Latin America Summit held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from August 2-5, 2018.
The Portugal chapters of UPF and WFWP sent a delegation representing Europe to the first Latin America Summit 2018 organized by the Universal Peace Federation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 2-5, 2018.
On April 28 – 29, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, the Universal Peace Federation held an International Leadership Conference on the theme: “Toward Interdependence and Mutual Prosperity: The Role of Religious Leaders and Parliamentarians”.
In the afternoon of 29th April 2018, the ILC attendees participated in the "Peace Starts with Me" Festival at the Wiener Stadthalle attended by 10,000 people, at which the keynote address was given by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, co-founder of UPF.
The International Leadership Conference concluded with a large dinner banquet at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn, at which congratulatory words and reflections were shared by the former president of Albania, a Moroccan scholar and a woman leader from the United Kingdom. The following day, some of the conference participants made a pilgrimage to the Mauthausen Memorial to offer an interreligious prayer.