Oulanyah Secures Uganda Opportunity to Host Global Peace Conference

H.E. Dr. Amani Abeid Karume, Former President of Zanzibar; Mr. James Flynn, International President of the Global Peace Foundation; Mr. David Holloway, Director Community Dialogue; Mr. Insu Choi, Regional Representative Africa Region and others

Uganda has been granted the opportunity to host the 10th Global Peace and Leadership Conference in 2018.

The development was confirmed on Sunday in Belfast, price Northern Ireland’s capital, pilule where the 2016 conference kicked off on Saturday running up to Tuesday next week.

The Global Peace Leadership Conference is an initiative of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), an international nonprofit organization aimed at promoting an innovative, values-based approach to peace building, guided by the vision of One Family under God.

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GPF partners with government ministries, community and faith-based organizations, and United Nations agencies convene to majorly emphasize values and ideals grounded in the world’s faith and ethical traditions, and works to bridge religious, cultural and ethnic divisions, strengthen families, and support youth through values education and entrepreneurial training.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah made a request to the GPF organizers on 16th August 2016 in New York for Uganda to host the 2018 Global Peace Leadership Conference.

On Sunday morning Oulanyah who is attending the Conference in Belfast met with the International President of the Global Peace Foundation, Mr. James Flynn and other organization’s officials including H.E. Dr. Amamani Abeid Karume (former President of Zanzibar), Regional Representative Africa, Mr. Insu Choi among others.

The meeting was meant to discuss Uganda’s request placed by the Deputy Speaker and it was indeed granted.

ChimpReports talked to Oulanyah on phone and he said the development was not a surprise to him since Uganda has the “potential to host any event on earth.”

“I expected a green light before entering into the discussion with the most prominent team of the Global Peace Foundation. We have the ability to host any event on this planet,” Oulanyah said.

Uganda successfully hosted the Common Wealth Heads of Government meeting in 2007.


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