The 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is currently taking place in Paris (11-13 December 2008). This year the summit is titled “Human rights and a World without violence,” seeking to raise awareness about the threat violence, poverty and a lack of resources have on basic human rights and on ensuring a peaceful future for the world. Green Cross International held a successful panel session on “Water as a Human Right” on the 11th December. Today, Peace Nobel Laureates Forum participants adopted a Statement for the Poznan Climate Change Conference.
Participants and Guests
Mikhail Gorbachev, Frederik Willem De Klerk, Lech Walesa, John Hume, Betty Williams, United Nations (UN), Department of Peacekeeping operations (UN), The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), International Peace Bureau (IPB), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Pugwash Conferences (PUGWASH), International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Walter Veltroni, Ingrid Betancourt, Sein Win (Prime Minister of Burma’s Government in exile), Kerry Kennedy (President of the Foundation of Robert F. Kennedy for Europe), Koïchiro Matsuura (General Director, UNESCO), Agazio Loiero (President of Calabria Region), Alexander Likhotal (President of Green Cross International), Luis-Alberto Cordero (President of Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress), David Steward (President of Frederik Willem De Klerk Foundation), Piotr Gulczynski (President of Lech Walesa Foundation), David Ives (Executive Director of Albert Schweitzer Institute), Gensei Ito (ASCA), Johan Galtung, Lourdes Portillo, Michael Collopy (Architects of Peace), Jonathan Granoff (President of Global Security Institute), Kevin Bales (Free the Slaves), Adrienne Germain (International Women’s Health Coalition), Jahan Rounaq (Columbia University), Brita Schmidt (Women for Women International), Glenda Paige (Center for Global Nonviolence).