Atlanta,Georgia, U.S.A. – The Global Peace Convention 2012 will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A in late November. The convention theme: “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Building Healthy Families, Ethical Societies and a Global Culture of Peace” will focus on the importance of principled leadership in all aspects of life and society: from family and service, to non-profit and business, regional cooperation and policy development, and peace building.
The international gathering of representatives from civil society, the private sector and government is an exclusive opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration on issues such as sustainable development, peace building, volunteerism, youth leadership development and cross-cultural and inter-religious cooperation.
Specifically, GPC 2012 will examine significant models of multi-sector and interfaith collaboration for peace and development in Northeast Asia, particularly on the Korean peninsula, and approaches to hemispheric cooperation in the Americas.
As a central part of the American Civil Rights Movement, the conference location of Atlanta, Georgia is noteworthy. It holds a precious part of the American narrative, a nation of incredible diversity that is bound by a vision of a free, just and ethical articulated in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and reference during crucial points in its history.
GPC 2012 is the fourth of its kind. The GPC has been the springboard for numerous significant and innovative initiatives and policy proposals that promote regional cooperation and development. Previous conventions were held in Manila, Nairobi and Seoul.