UNESCO: International Peace Conference

International Peace Conference

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE & EDUCATION FOR A WORLD OF PEACE, HARMONY AND TOLERANCE

Organized by the Permanent Delegation of Côte d’Ivoire to UNESCO

In cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO

The Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to UNESCO

World Buddhist Organization (WFB) Pure Land Learning College (PLLC)

The Association of Friends of Master Chin Kung at UNESCO (PAHD)

September 17-19, 2018 Room I, UNESCO, Paris 125 avenue de Suffren – 75007 Paris

 

Free registration required: please send an email to contact@institutafriquemonde.org specifying the full name of the participant(s).

Program :

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018:

8:30 a.m. Prayer for World Peace by religious

9:30-9:40 Opening Ceremony by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sayyad

Ambassador of Yemen to UNESCO

President of the Association of Friends of Master Chin Kung at UNESCO

9:40-9:45 Welcome address by H.E. Dr. Samira Mohamed Moosa Al Moosa

Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO

9:45-9:50 a.m. Speech by the Director-General of UNESCO or her representative

9:55-10:00 Speech by the President of the General Conference of UNESCO (TBC)

10:00-10:10 Speech by the Venerable Master Chin Kung

10:10-10:15 Speech by Mr. Phallop Thaiarry Vice-President and Secretary General of the World Buddhist Organization

10:20-10:30 Group photo

10:40-12:00 ROUND TABLE 1 “The contribution of interreligious dialogue to peace in Africa”

Official restitution of the Study on the Contribution of Interreligious Dialogue for Peace in West Africa

Moderator: Mr. Claude Musavyi, Consultant, Member of the Board of Directors of the Africa World Institute

Interveners:

Prof. Camille Kuyu, Professor of Law, President of the Steering Committee of the Africa World Institute

“Interfaith Dialogue for Peace in West Africa – Experience from Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire”

Mr. Nicolas Klingelschmitt, consultant, member of the Africa World Institute

“Interfaith Dialogue for Peace in West Africa – Benin Experience”

Father Guillaume Bruté de Rémur, formative theologian, Rector of the International Inter-Ritual Missionary Seminar Redemptoris Mater of Lebanon

The Catholic Church and Interreligious Dialogue: Christian Identity and Presence in the Service of Peace in the Arab Countries of Africa and the Middle East

Dr Emile Moselly Batamack, Professor of Philosophy, Member of the Board of Directors of the Africa World Institute

“Taking into account the religions of the African tradition in conflict resolution” Questions and Answers

12:00-12:30 Opening of the exhibition “Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence – Message from Oman on Islam” (Room of Acts)

By H.E. Dr. Samira Mohamed Moosa Al Moosa, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO

12h30-14h00 Lunch

14h00-15h30 ROUND TABLE 2 “Question of governance and peace creation outside conflicts through morality, ethics and causal education”

Moderator: H. E. Mr. Ahmad Jalali, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,

Permanent Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Iran to UNESCO

Stakeholders

Dr Dov Lynch, Head of Section, Section for Global Citizenship and Peace Education, UNESCO, Education Sector :

“Strengthening peace education”

S. Exc. Mr Flavio Mendez, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Panama to UNESCO:

“Governance and management of daily life in a modern society”

S. Exc. Mrs. Mariam Y. Katagum, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to UNESCO:

“Governance for development and peace: lessons learned from the guiding principles of ancient China”

Venerable Wu Shin PAHD Executive Vice President

Fostering peace and harmony through religious education

Questions and Answers

15h30-17h00 ROUND TABLE 3 “Maintaining social harmony through morality, ethics and causal education”

Moderator: H. E. Mr Michael Worbs, former Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO

Interveners:

Prof. Dr. Enric Olivé Serret: Director of the UNESCO Chair for Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean.
Professor of Contemporary History at the Universitat Rovira I Virgile, Tarragona, Spain.
Member of the Advisory Council of the Assembly of Mediterranean Citizens and IEMed:

“Maintain social harmony”

Dr. J. Smith, Dean of Faculty, Trinity Saint David University of Wales

S. Mr Agron Budjaku, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to UNESCO

“Education for the reconstruction and maintenance of social harmony”

Questions and Answers

TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

9:00-10:30 ROUND TABLE 4 “Experiences of Toowoomba becoming a model city”

Pure Land Learning College Association Inc. (PLLC)

Building local capacity to promote religious coexistence and cultural understanding – the Toowoomba experience

Seek and pray for world peace through religious education and cultural understanding – the way forward
presented by the Delegates of Toowoomba

Moderator: Mr. Andrew Wielandt, Trade Representative, Toowoomba Goodwill Committee

Speakers :

Venerable Wu Shin, Vice-President of PLLC

Reverend Richard Tutin, Anglican representative, Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group/Global Secretary, All Queensland Churches

Mr. Scott McGrath, Chairman, Toowoomba Goodwill Committee Mr. Jagdish Narayan, christadelph representative, Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Dr. Uma Kumar (Mrs.), Hindu representative, Toowoomba

Ms. Kamaljit Kaur Athwal, Sikh representative, Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group / Director, Sikh Nishkam Society of Australia

Venerable Wu Chin (Mrs), Buddhist representative, Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Ms. Yong Hui Tao, Buddhist Youth Representative, Pure Land Learning College Association

Mr. Muhammed Haniff Abdul Razak, Muslim representative, Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group / Secretariat of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Ms. Meiling Chow, Secretariat of the Toowoomba Interfaith Working Group

Questions and Answers

10:30-12:00 ROUND TABLE 5 “God loves all Beings. Ethical, moral and causal education: the influence and contribution of the teachings of the ancient saints and sages in our world

Speech by the Venerable Master Chin Kung

Moderator: Rev. Father Guillaume Bruté de Rémur, formative theologian, Rector of the International Inter-Ritual Missionary Seminar Redemptoris Mater of Lebanon

Interveners:

Mgr Francisco Follo, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO

“Ethical, moral and causal education: the influence and contribution of the teachings of the ancient saints and sages to our world”

S. Exc. Mr Ali Zainal, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the State of Qatar to UNESCO

“God loves all Beings: Ethical, moral and causal education through the Koran”

Ms. Karine Martin, Taoist Representative

“God loves all Beings”

Prof. Nie, Buddhist Education of Hong Kong S. Exc. Mr. Ahmad Jalali, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Permanent Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Iran to UNESCO

Venerable Hyemon, Korean Buddhist Association (Kilsangsa)

Questions and Answers

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14h00-15h30 ROUND TABLE 6 “Oman in its efforts for tolerance, understanding and coexistence”

Moderator: Mr. Riaz Ravat, Deputy Director, Leicester Centre of St Philip

Speakers :

Mr. Al Mamari, Director of the Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence Project

“The Roots of Coexistence in Oman”

Mr. Georg Popp, Deputy Director of the Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence Project, ARABIA FELIX Synform GmbH / President of BARAZA.ngo

Questions and Answers

15h30- 17h00 ROUND TABLE 7 “How to use education to promote harmony? »

(Share experiences of good lessons)

Moderator: H. E. Mr Ahmed Sayyad, Ambassador of Yemen to UNESCO, President of the Association of Friends of Master Chin Kung at UNESCO

Speakers :

S. Exc. Mr Ghazi Gherairi, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Tunisia to UNESCO

“Ethical and moral education, source of harmony and peace”

S. Mr Mounir Anastas, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Delegate of Palestine to UNESCO:

“What education to promote peace”

S. Exc. Mr David Measketh, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Cambodia to UNESCO

Prof. Hughes Medwin, Vice-Chancellor of Trinity Saint David University of Wales (UWTSD):

“Presentation of the Professional Doctoral Program in Interfaith Studies at UWTSD”

Questions and Answers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

9:00-10:50 am Memory of the World’s Ancestors Ceremony

Speech of the Venerable Master Chin Kung Follow-up of the Ceremony

10:50-11:00 Group photo

11:00 am – 12:00 pm M. Phallop Thaiarry Vice-President and Secretary General of the World Buddhist Organization (WFB)

“Sustainable world peace”

Questions and Answers

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14h00-16h00 ROUND TABLE 8 “How does multi-faith knowledge influence education? Sharing experiences on interreligious dialogue”.

Moderator: Ms Ann-Belinda Preis, Head of Section – Intercultural Dialogue, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO

Speakers :

Prof. Alberto Melloni, UNESCO Chair in Religious Pluralism and Peace at the University of Bologna, John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies

“How does multi-faith knowledge influence education? »

S. Exc. Mr Anar Karimov, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Azerbaijan to UNESCO

“Interreligious dialogue: the results of the Baku forums”

Mr Edouard Firmin Matoko, Assistant Director-General of the Africa Department – UNESCO

“UNESCO Action for the Culture of Peace in Africa”

S. E.g. Mrs Irena Vaïsvilaité, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Lithuania to UNESCO

“Young democracies and the challenges of interreligious dialogue”

Venerable Sheng Miao, Vice-President of the University of Sinology, University of Wales

Questions and Answers

16h00-16h20 Conclusions by the Venerable Master Chin Kung

16:20-17:00 Closing ceremony of the Conference

President of the Executive Board of UNESCO (TBC)

S. Exc. Mrs Denise Houphouët-Boigny Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Côte d’Ivoire to UNESCO

Venerable Wu Shin PAHD Executive Vice President

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