The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP): Mission statement, principles and objectives
Intervention of Mr Jack Corley, Chair, UPF Eurasia, at the launching of the International Initiative of Parliamentarians for Peace in Albania.
Recognizing that it is time for humanity to embrace universally shared values, to pursue a path of mutual cooperation leading to mutual prosperity, and acknowledging that parliamentarians, as representatives of the people, have a very significant role to play in contributing to peace and human development…
the IAPP provides a forum for parliamentarians from all nations and political parties, in a spirit of dialogue and cooperation, to search for solutions to local, national, regional, and global problems.
The IAPP upholds the following principles and objectives:
- To promote practices of good governance, including transparency, accountability, collegiality, and public service
- To protect, preserve and uphold the dignity and value of each human being, recognizing that all human beings are members of one global family, or one family under God;
- To live for the sake of others, and for the sake of future generations
- To work for the common good of all people, going beyond barriers of nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and political ideology
- To seek solutions to the critical challenges of our time, including territorial disputes, religious and racial conflict, environmental degradation, climate change, violent extremism, poverty, hunger, nuclear proliferation and corruption
- To encourage respectful and cooperative interreligious relations as essential to building a peaceful world
- To strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of stable societies
- To improve education systems and methods for our youth
Author: Mr. Jack Corley
President, FFWPU and UPF Eastern Europe sub-region
Mr. Jack Corley is an Irish citizen and has worked with the Unification Movement in Europe, the United States, Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union and China. Between 1990 and 2005 he worked in the former Soviet region as Vice President of the International Educational Foundation and Secretary General of UPF Eurasia, and organized many conferences on character education in the People’s Republic of China. From 2006 to 2009 he served as assistant Secretary General of UPF International. He currently serves as the President of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and Universal Peace Federation for the East European sub-region.