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International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)

IAPPParliamentarians play a central role in nations throughout the world, representing the people, respecting the rule of law, and upholding human rights; in effect, parliamentarians work to build safe, secure, stable and peaceful societies.

The “International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace” is being launched as a worldwide association of parliamentarians which provides a forum to bring their experience and wisdom to bear in the search for solutions to our world’s problems. Parliamentarians from around the world have offered their remarks on the importance of their work and the value of increased cooperation and collaboration in the search for innovative solutions to some of the critical issues that we face on the local, national, regional and global levels, from climate change to the rise of extremist ideologies to humanitarian disasters and conflict.

Read the explanation by Dr Thomas Walsh, President of UPF International

  • Intervention of Hon. Tomáš Zdechovský

    Tomáš Zdechovský, Member of the European Parliament, Czech Republic

    Intervention of Hon. Tomáš Zdechovský, Member of the European Parliament, Czech Republic, at the European Leadership Conference in Strasbourg, France.

  • Intervention of Dr. Aaron Rhodes

    Intervention of Dr. Aaron Rhodes, former executive director of the International Helsinki Federation

    Intervention of Dr. Aaron Rhodes, former executive director of the International Helsinki Federation, Germany, at the European Leadership Conference in Strasbourg, France.

  • Intervention of Mrs Diana Constantinide

    Mrs Diana Constantinide, Barrister, United Kingdom

    Intervention of Mrs Diana Constantinide, Barrister, United Kingdom at the European Leadership Conference in Strasbourg, France.

  • IAPP Inaugurated in Morocco

    IAPP Inaugurated in Morocco

    Rabat, Morocco—The president of the House of Representatives inaugurated the Morocco Parliament branch of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).

  • Intervention of Hon. Hennicot-Schoepges in Morocco

    Hon. Hennicot-Schoepges

    Intervention of Hon. Hennicot-Schoepges at the inauguration of IAPP in Rabat, Morocco, on 7 November, 2018.

  • Intervention of Hon. Habib El Malki in Morocco

    Hon. Habib El Malki

    Intervention of Hon. Habib El Malki, president of the House of Representatives, at the inauguration of IAPP in Rabat, Morocco, on 7 November, 2018.

  • Balkans Peace Road Visits Seven Nations

    Balkans Peace Road Visits Seven Nations

    Tirana, Albania—The 2018 Balkans Peace Road brought a message of peace to a region that is still recovering from years of bloody conflict.

  • International Day of Peace Observed in Italian Senate

    International Day of Peace Observed in Italian Senate

    Rome, Italy—The beautiful and historic Sala Zuccari was the setting of a UPF celebration of the 2018 UN International Day of Peace.

  • International Leadership Conference held in Seoul

    32nd International Leadership Conference (ILC) held in Seoul, Korea

    Report on the 32nd International Leadership Conference (ILC) of the Universal Peace Federation – Seoul, Korea, Aug. 26-29, 2018.

  • San Marino Conference Introduces IAPP

    San Marino Conference Introduces IAPP

    San Marino, San Marino—Twenty-one persons attended a conference whose purpose was to present the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace.

  • International Leadership Conference held in Vienna, Austria

     International Leadership Conference held in Vienna, Austria

    On April 28 – 29, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, the Universal Peace Federation held an International Leadership Conference on the theme: “Toward Interdependence and Mutual Prosperity: The Role of Religious Leaders and Parliamentarians”.

  • Session 4C: Toward a New Dialogue between Europe and Eurasia

    After the end of the socialist system in Europe, following the dissolution of the USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, new sovereign states with new borders appeared on the map of Europe. In the context of the current geopolitical realities, participating nations of the Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) need to come to the negotiating table to revise the Helsinki Accords to reach a mutually acceptable understanding of the previous frameworks and discuss their possible modification. Panelists in this session will offer their perspectives on the role that may be played by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly – and by the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) – in this undertaking.

  • Session 2: Religious Leaders and Parliamentarians as Peacemakers

    Lasting solutions to the critical challenges of our time call for both the skills and experience of politicians and the global vision provided by religious leaders. How can parliamentarians and leaders of faith-based organizations, transcending national, religious and political affiliations, cooperate to develop comprehensive strategies for peace and development? Panelists will offer their perspectives on the complementary roles of political and religious leaders and propose policies and action steps to address specific challenges affecting Europe and the Middle East.

  • Session 1: The Vision and Initiatives of the Universal Peace Federation

    This session provided an introduction to the UPF Founders’ vision and the peacebuilding principles, featuring the two projects recently launched by the Universal Peace Federation: the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) and the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD).

  • Toward Interdependence and Mutual Prosperity: The Role of Religious Leaders

    Archbishop Dr Johanes Ndanga

    Intervention of Archbishop Dr Johanes Ndanga, Founder and Director, Pentecostal Church of Christ International, Zimbabwe, at the international leadership conference in Vienna, Austria.

  • The Role of Parliamentarians in Strenghening Inter-Religious Harmony

    The Role of Parliamentarians in Strenghening Inter-Religious Harmony

    Intervention of Prof. Dr Vasilika Hysi, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Albania, at the international leadership conference in Vienna, Austria.

  • IAPP Is Launched in Portugal

    IAPP Is Launched in Portugal

    Lisbon, Portugal—The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was inaugurated in Portugal at a conference held in the national parliament.

  • UPF-Denmark Holds Ambassador for Peace Meeting

    UPF-Denmark Holds Ambassador for Peace Meeting

    Copenhagen, Denmark—On January 20, 2018, UPF-Denmark held the first meeting of the new year with Ambassadors for Peace.

  • Africa Summit 2018 - Session VIII

    Africa Summit 2018 - Session VIII - Closing Plenary Session.

  • Africa Summit 2018 - Session VII

    Africa Summit - Session VII: Keynote Addresses (Plenary)

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