São Paulo, Brazil— Participants at the first Latin America Summit, titled "Peace and Development in Latin America: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values," praised the event’s spirit of fraternity and friendship. Nearly 400 representatives from 40 countries attended the summit, which was held from August 2 to 5, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel.

To read the reports of the proceedings, click here: Part OnePart Two and Part Three.

To see the entire album from the Latin America Summit 2018: click here

Schedule
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Photo Gallery

To see the album from August 2: click here

 


OPENING BANQUET PROGRAM

Emcee: Dr. Trevor E. Jones, President, UPF-Peru     

Welcome Remarks: 

Rev. Sang Seuk KimRegional Chair, FFWPU Latin America
Dr.Thomas WalshChairman, UPF International

Musical Performance: Hanna Setsunya Modise

Speakers
Hon. Eros Biondini, Member of Congress, Brazil
Mrs. Graciela Rompani, Executive Director, Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay
Hon. Antero Flores-AraozPresident of Congress, Peru (2004-2006)
Hon. Dionis SanchezVice President of Senate, Dominican Republic
Hon. Jong Seong Lim, Member of Parliament, Korea

Friday, August 3, 2018

Photo Gallery

To see the album from August 3: click here

 


SESSION I: OPENING PLENERY: FOUNDER'S ADDRESS

Moderator: Dr. Neudir Simão Ferabolli, Regional Secretary General, UPF-South America

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Rosmary Corrêa, Mayor of Santana Tucuruvi Region, Brazil

Introduction to UPF: Dr. Thomas WalshChairman, UPF International

The Life and Work of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon (Video)

Introduction to the Founder: H.E. Julio M. Sanguinetti, President, Uruguay (1985-1990, 1995-2000)

Founder's Address: Dr. Hak Ja Han MoonCo-founder, Universal Peace Federation

 


SESSION II: KEYNOTE ADDRESSES: PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

Moderator:  Dr. Trevor E. Jones, President, UPF-Peru

Speakers
H.E. Federico Franco, President, Paraguay (2012-2013)
Rt. Hon. Anthony CarmonaPresident, Trinidad and Tobago (2013-2018)
H.E. Arnoldo Aleman, President, Nicaragua (1997-2002)
H.E. Jocelerme PrivertPresident, Haiti (2016-2017)
Rt. Hon. Ramsewak ShankarPresident, Suriname (1988-1990)

 


SESSION III: ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR PEACE (IAPP) LATIN AMERICA

Moderator:  Dr. Charles S. Yang, President, UPF-Central America and the Caribbean

Presentation about IAPP in Latin America

Speakers
Hon. Dan BurtonCongressman, House of Representatives, USA (1983-2013); and International Co-Chair of IAPP
Hon. Vásquez VillamorPresident, Legislative Assembly, Bolivia (2001-2002)
Hon. Cynthia Tarrago DiazCongresswoman, Paraguay; and President, IAPP South America
Hon. Michael CarringtonPresident of the Senate, Barbados (2008-2018)
Hon. Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyrePresident of the Senate, Saint Lucia
Hon. José Alfaro Jiménez, President, Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica (2016-2017); and President, IAPP-Central America
Hon. Norman Noel QuijanoPresident, Legislative Assembly, El Salvador

 


SESSION IV: UPF AREAS OF WORK AND AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS  

Moderator:  Rev. Remy Taupier, Secretary General, UPF-Caribbean Region

Topics and Speakers

Character Education -
Dr. Robert Kittel, President, Youth and Students for Peace, Thailand
Dr. Koji Matsuda, President, Youth and Students for Peace, Japan

Peace Road -
Peace Road (Video)
Dr. Gwang Suk SongPresident, UPF-Korea; and Vice Chair, World Peace Road Foundation, Korea

Sunhak Peace Prize (video)

Women’s Federation for World Peace -
Mrs. Moriko HoriPresident, Women's Federation for World Peace, Japan

Marriage and the Blessing -
Dr. Neudir Simão Ferabolli, Regional Secretary General, UPF-South America

Media -
Mr. Thomas P. McDevittChairman, The Washington Times

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Photo Gallery

To see the album from August 4: click here

 


MORNING PRAYER AND MEDITATION

Moderator: Mrs. Lynn Walsh, Director, Office of Marriage and Family, UPF International

Speakers
Archbishop Jesus Mejia, Archbishop, The Anglican Catholic Church of Peru
Sheik Armando Hussein Saleh, Imam, Missionary for Peace in the World, Brazil
Bishop David Frol, Vice President, Argentine Council for Religious Freedom, Argentina

 


SESSION V: INAUGURATION OF THE INTERRELIGIOUS ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT (IAPD) LATIN AMERICA

Moderator: Rev. Miguel Werner, President, UPF-Argentina

Congratulatory Remarks: Rev. Hyun Young Lee, President, Korea Religions Association

Water Ceremony for Religious Harmony and Peace

Speakers
Bishop Ki Hoon Kim, Regional Chair, FFWPU-North America
Cardinal Kelvin FelixCardinal, Roman Catholic Church, Dominica
Mr. Félix DiazPresident, Consultative and Participatory Council of the Indigenous People of Argentina (CCPPIRA)
Bishop Rafael Ruiz GaonaBishopParaguayan National Catholic Apostolic Church
Rev. Agricol Lozano Gomez, Vice President, Interreligious Council, Mexico
Rev. Dr. Guillermo OsornoMember, Parliament of Central America (PARLACEN); and President, National Pastors Council of Nicaragua
Imam Muhammed Shafiqul Islam, Imam, Masjid-As-Salam, Jamaica

Signing IAPD Resolution

 


SESSION VI: CLOSING SESSION: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Moderator: Dr. Neudir Simão Ferabolli, Regional Secretary General, UPF-South America

Speakers
Hon. Juan Guaido, Member of the National Assembly, Venezuela
Hon. Godwin FridayPresident, New Democratic Party; and Assemblyman, House of Assembly, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Prof. Joveny Cândido de Oliveira, Rector, Anhanguera University Oliveira, Brazil
Hon. Luiz Yika GarciaMember of the Congress, Peru
Hon. Amarilis SantanaSenator; and President, IAPP Dominican Republic

Special Report on World Summit 2019 (Video)

Closing Remarks: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Great Rally of Hope

 


CLOSING BANQUET

Ambassadors for Peace Awards
Hon. Michael Carrington, President of the Senate (2008-2018), Barbados; and President of IAPP-Barbados
Hon. Glenn Daniel, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Parliament of Saint Lucia
Atty. Alvis Gonzalez Garita, President of National Liberation Party (PLN), Internal Elections Tribunal President, Costa Rica
Mr. Blas Lanzoni Achinelli, Senator and Vice-president of Congress, Paraguay
Victor Marcian Ramirez Medina, Congressman, Bolivia

Various participants reflections on the Summit

The São Paulo Declaration

Written by UPF International