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New York: British Arab Network Chairman speaks at UN Headquarters on Culture of Peace

16 Sep 2016, by BritishArab Network - In the Media


At the UN headquarters in New York on 14th September, Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network, spoke about the need to use soft power to bring world peace, at a high level conference entitled “Inauguration of the Parliamentary Multi Track Initiative Council for the SDG’s and the Culture of Peace”, which was organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics. The conference was chaired by Mr. Emil Constantinescu, former president of Romania

Commenting on the event, Dr. Moustafa said:

“I was delighted and honoured to speak at this conference at the United Nations, which had so many distinguished, politicians, diplomats and civil society coming together to build peace and inclusive societies. It is more important than ever to use soft power to build peace. I look forward to working with all the parties to promote a culture of peace, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, understanding and cooperation for world peace.”

Speakers included:

Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman British Arab Network

Mr. Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania

Ambassador Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

Lily Valchanova Liaison Officer UNESCO,

Garry Jacobs, president of the World Academy of Art and Science and the World University Consortium

S. Bekerman, secretary general of the Interparliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics.

Giandomenico Picco, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations

Master Jun Hong Lu, president and director of the Oriental Media Buddhist Association

Rabbi Elie Abadie, Director of the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies at Yeshiva University

Imam Agha Jafri, founder of the American Muslim Congress

 Dr. Lahoucine Khabid, president of the Atlas Center for Diplomatic Studies

ZH Khurram, secretary general of the International Youth Forum

Dr. Boris Pincus, President of Religions in Dialogue

Rabbi Yaakov D. Cohen, founder of the Institute for Noahide