This session provided an introduction to the UPF Founders’ vision and the peacebuilding principles, featuring the two projects recently launched by the Universal Peace Federation: the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) and the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD).
Moderator: Mr. Jacques Marion, Secretary General, UPF Europe
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Katsumi Otsuka, President, UPF Europe & Middle East
Ms. Carolyn Handschin, UN Office Director, WFWP, International
Special address (video message): Dr. Jan Figel, European Union Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU
Founders’ Vision and UPF Initiatives: Mr. Jack Corley, Chair, UPF Eastern Europe