VIENNA- A wide range of challenges stand in the way of building a stable and relatively peaceful global order for the 21st Century. Recent events related to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan underscore this fact.
Of critical importance to the geopolitical dynamics of our time is the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula, which impacts East Asia and the rest of the world. While efforts toward peace have prevented another war in Northeast Asia, the potential for conflict still remains and would involve the U.S., China, Russia, and Japan. It is time for a new strategy to move toward reconciliation and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.
Who: Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope online is sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (upf.org)
When: Sunday, September 12, 2021, 2:30 a.m. CET, Europe & Middle East (Live broadcast from South Korea) or Replay/Highlights: September 12, 2021, 6:00 PM CET
Where: Join the Live Event September 12th, at 02:30 AM (CET)
through this link: https://www.peacelink.live/online/
Join the Highlight Event September 12th, at 06:00 PM (CET)
through Zoom link: http://www.zoom.rallyofhope.eu/
or Live Facebook: http://www.facebook.rallyofhope.eu/
What: Inaugurated in 2020, the Rally of Hope is a series of live-streamed online productions using advanced augmented reality technology to connect millions of global viewers. Featuring prominent world leaders and captivating entertainment, the Rally of Hope is uplifting, actionable and faith-based.
Why: This new and unique program empowers the ordinary citizen who seeks meaningful change in their personal life, family, community, and even globally, by participating in a movement which transcends political, religious, racial, and ideological boundaries.
Previous Rallies of Hope have provided a platform for top experts to speak about the complex issues facing our planet, including: climate change, geopolitical hotspots, challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, honoring veterans of the Korean War on its 70th anniversary, the role of faith in peacebuilding, and much more.
The theme of the Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope is “Steps Toward Peace in Asia: Focus on Reconciliation and Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.” Although the Armistice Agreement brought an end to the hostilities, the Korean Peninsula continues to be a “storm center” for peace and security in the region. World leaders will speak about the risks and opportunities of resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula and steps toward peace in Asia.
Keynote Speakers: Kingdom of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso (2004-2014), Republic of the Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2000-2010), Republic of India Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda (1996-1997), Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona (2013-2018), and Republic of Serbia President Nataša Mićić (2002-2004). UPF Co-Founder Hak Ja Han Moon will offer a special message of hope in her Founder’s Address.