Date(s) - 15.09.2017
The Universal Peace Federation and partnering organizations are pleased to invite you to attend a conference commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace to be held in Vienna, Austria on September 15th 2017 with a special focus on researching the role, which parliamentarians and civil society are to play in securing peace for Europe and its wider neighborhood. The theme should be addressed in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote Peace, Justice and Inclusive Societies.
The “International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace” has been launched by the Universal Peace Federation as a worldwide association of parliamentarians which provides a forum to bring their experience and wisdom to bear in the search for solutions to our world’s problems. Parliamentarians from around the world have offered their remarks on the importance of their work and the value of increased cooperation and collaboration in the search for innovative solutions to some of the critical issues that we face on the local, national, regional and global levels, from climate change to the rise of extremist ideologies to humanitarian disasters and conflict.
Session I (10:00 – 12:00)
Migration, Refugee Crisis, Brexit – European Perspectives for the 21st Century
Lunch – Restaurant in the VIC (12:15 – 13:15)
Ringing the Peace Bell (13:15 – 13:45)
Session II (14:00 – 15:30)
The European Union and its relationship to the Balkans and the Middle East
Session III (16:00 – 17:30)
Europe-Eurasia: Building Trust and Securing Cooperation
A ground pass is required to enter Vienna International Centre (VIC). If you do not have a permanent pass, please register not later than September 11th, on www.weltfriede.at. Those, who would like to enter the VIC and attend the conference, on September 15th 2017, are requested to present their identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC. The VIC, 1220 Wien, Wagramerstrasse 5, is best reached by Subway U1 (Kaisermühlen).
Further Information: Peter Haider, Tel.: 0650 2588846