Taking place in Warsaw, the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is attracting organizations interested in peace promotion under the theme “Stand in Solidarity for Peace – Time to Act.” To be held Oct. 21-23, the conference is expected to bring in around 2,000 people.
“The initiative taken up by the Lech Wałęsa Institute to organize the 13th Summit in Poland is not only prestigious, but also historical,” said Piotr Gulczyński, president, Lech Wałęsa Institute. “The fact that Warsaw hosts this year’s edition of the Summit will remind the world about the timelessness of the idea of Polish Solidarity.”
Initiated in 2000 by USSR Mikail Gorbachev, the Summit is one of the most important events that propagates democratic values and the significance of freedom and peace. During this three-day conference, the Nobel Peace Laureates will discuss the challenges of the global civilization and actions supporting democracy and world peace.
Guest appearances include Tibet’s spiritual leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; the former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev; the former President of the Republic of South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk; Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi; Leyman Gbowee from Liberia; Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan from Ireland; and the creator of the idea of microcredit Muhammad Yunus.