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Dear Friends of╩World Peace:

You are welcome to participate in our IAEWP 13th World Peace Congress scheduled to take place in the outskirts of Milan on the Lago Maggiore, May 16-18, 2003. You are welcome to extend this invitation to others who may be interested. Here below is the agenda and the Registration Form. Please communicate directly with the Secretary of the World Peace Congress: Miss Cosy Back, E-Mail:

Best regards.
Dr. Charles Mercieca
President, IAEWP, NGO-UN

International Association of Educators for World Peace

United Nations NGO (ECOSOC-UNDPI–UNESCO–UNICEF-UNCED) In collaboration with The Ministry of Education and Culture of Verbania have the pleasure to invite you to the forthcoming World Peace Congress 2003

Special Web site of Congress in Itallian and English

Education for Peace: The Best Investment for Future Generations

Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

Article 26 (2) Universal Declaration of Human Rights

16-17-18 May 2003
Grand Hotel Majestic
Verbania– Pallanza, Lake Maggiore, Italy
United Nations International Year of Fresh Water

United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All


How to get here:

Friday 16th of May... Inauguration and Cocktail 17:00
Welcome opening with local Authorities 17:45...Keynote address: Prof Charles Mercieca, President IAEWP and Lama Gangchen, National Chancellor, IAEWP, Italy
Introducing dignitaries 20:00– 21:30... Cocktail– musical performance by the“ United Peace Voices”

Saturday 17th of May... Education:
Hope for Future Generations
Chairperson...Silvia Magistrini: local Minister for Education and Culture, Verbania
9:00...Prof. Brunetto Salvarani, local Minister for Culture, Carpi
Prof. Bruno Segre, President and Founder of Shalom Peace Village, Israel
Prof Bruno Ficili: Association for Peace Education, Italy
Dr Nina Meyerhof, Children of the Earth, United Nations NGO, USA
Parallel╩Presentation of the activities of different national charters of IAEWP (Switzerland, Great Britain, Nepal, Germany, France, Japan, Egypt, Cuba, Philippines, Brazil, Panama, Mozambique, Australia, Korea, Russia, Italy, Canada, etc.)
10:30... Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00... Education: Towards a Culture of Peace
Marco Columbro, International Peace Educator
Prof. Charles Mercieca, President IAEWP, USA
Dr. Choue Young Seek, Chancellor Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Prof. Surya Nath Prasad, Vice-President IAEWP, India
JosÄMaria Arocena, NgalSo Peace Educator, Unesco representative

13:00... Lunch

14:30 - 17:00... Culture and Spirituality: Round Table
Chairperson... Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Representative World Bank & World Trade Organisation
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Prof Dalil Boubakeur, Paris, France
Silvia Magistrini, Local Minister for Education and Culture, Italy
Marco Columbro, International Peace Educator, Italy
Dammakaya Foundation, Thailand
Maximilian Mizzi, CEFID for Interreligious Dialogue, Assisi, Italy
Archbishop John Bereslavski, Russia
Dr Nina Meyerhof: Children of the Earth, USA
Lama Gangchen, National Chancellor IAEWP-Italy
17:00... Coffee Break

17:30– 19:30... From Spiritual Education to Environmental Education and Care
Chairperson... Prof Luigi Zanzi, University of Pavia, Italy
Prof P.R. Trivedi: Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment
Claudia Sobrevila, Environmentalist at World Bank, Washington, USA
Rahul, Indian Institute for Human Rights, New Delhi, India
Bernard Gesh, Director of Natural Justice at╩ Oxford University, Great Britain
Dr Clara Serina, President, Centro Ricerche Evolutive dell’Essere, Italy
19:30... End of day

Sunday 18th of May... Bio-Ethics and Mental Health: a Bridge to the Future
╩Chairpersons... Carlo Alberto Bartoletti,╩ International President - Union International Medicine╩Estetique, National President - Societł Italiana di Medicina Estetica
Giuseppe Spinetti, International President - WPA Section“ Ecology, Psychiatry & Mental Health” National President - Societł Italiana di Ecologia, Psichiatria e Salute Mentale
9:00...Michele Schiavone, Prof. in Bio-ethics, University of Genova; Member of the Consulta Nazionale di Bioetica; National Board Member - Societł Italiana di Ecologia, Psichiatria e Salute Mentale
Rosella Ciliberti, Secretary of╩ Sezione Liguria Societł Italiana di Ecologia, Psichiatria e Salute Mentale
Simona Laura, Coordinator for Accademia di Medicina Estetica - Liguria
GianLuca Lisa, National board Member - Societł Italiana di Ecologia, Psichiatria e Salute Mentale; President of the Sezione╩ Liguria SIEPSM;
Giuseppe Buscaglia, President IAEWP Sezione Ligure; Director of the Accademia di Belle Arti "I. Duncan",╩ Sanremo
Parallel╩Conclusions by National Chapters to continue and improve the worldwide activities of IAEWP in support of United Nations programmes
10:30... Coffee Break

11:00... Conclusion: Manifesto for Peace Education
Lama Gangchen, Charles Mercieca, Alfredo Sfeir Younis, Silvia Magistrini, Marco Columbro, Luigi Zanzi, Giuseppe Spinetti
12:30 Closing Lunch

14:30 Post Conference discussions: future activities
17:30... Closing

_ I.A.E.W.P. - Italy
International Association of Educators for World Peace
World Peace Congress 2003
Grand Hotel Majestic– Verbania Pallanza, Lago Maggiore
16-17-18 May 2003

Send fully filled in and signed to
Fax No. +39-0323-56541 /email: Organization:
City: _______________________________Province:_________________________________
Country: ______________________________________
Tel: ________________________ Fax: ____________________________
ABSTRACTS: Title of paper (only for speakers):
Request for Participation to the World Congress 2003
Hotel Booking in double rooms including breakfast:
One person:
Two persons:
Different Rates Quoted
Hotel Majestic
1 Night╩╩€ ╩╩╩ 80.00
2 Nights╩€ ╩ 160.00
Hotel Astor (1 min walking distance) 1 Night╩╩€ ╩╩╩ 30.00
2 Nights╩€ ╩╩ 60.00
1 Night╩╩€ ╩╩ 160.00
2 Nights╩€ ╩╩ 320.00
1 Night╩╩€ ╩╩╩╩ 60.00
2 Nights╩€ ╩ 120.00
Congress Participation fee╩€ 95.00
(includes all parts of the programme as well as the inaugural cocktail, all coffee breaks and working lunches)
Prices are quoted in Euros.╩One Euro is equivalent to approximately one US dollar.
Signature and stamp(if available): _________________________ Date: _________________
Confirmation of registration will be sent once payment has been received. Kindly bring your registration confirmation with you to the congress for presentation at the registration desk. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Kindly make your payments to:
IAEWP– Congresso Mondiale 2003
C/C No. 179251╩╩╩╩ ABI: 5548╩╩╩╩ CAB: 22414╩╩╩╩ SWIFT: BPINIT 24
Banca Popolare di Intra╩ -╩ Agenzia Verbania-Pallanza, Italy

International Association of Educators for World Peace


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