WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - On 21-23 October, Warsaw will turn into the global capital of peace. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have arrived in Poland to spend the next
three days on discussions about human rights and key global problems. Over six thousand participants from Poland and abroad have registered to
attend the event.
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, held in Central and Eastern
Europe for the first time, is guided by the motto "Stand in solidarity
for peace - time to act". Piotr Gulczynski, President of the Executive
Board of the Lech Walesa Institute, emphasises that this year's motto
gained a special significance: "Thirty years ago, President Lech Walesa
was awarded the Nobel Prize for his commitment to the peaceful
resolution of the problems faced by Poland. His actions were an
expression of the unique sense of solidarity the Polish nation
presented in its struggle for freedom and independence. Today, in the
age of raging conflicts, the world needs the idea of solidarity as
badly as Poland needed it three decades ago."
During the Summit international participants will join the Nobel Peace
Prize Laureates in a debate on the key issues related to the reduction
of global social inequalities. The following Laureates will be
participating in the debate sessions: His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV,
former President of South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk, Iranian
lawyer Shirin Ebadi, Irish peace activists Betty Williams and Mairead
Corrigan, and Muhammad Yunus, originator of the concept of microcredit.
The debate will also be attended by representatives of Nobel Peace
Prize awarded organisations: Permanent International Peace Bureau,
Amnesty International, American Friends for Service Committee,
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations and
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
SOURCE: Lech Walesa Institute Foundation
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