Warsaw, the capital of the world's peace

On 21-23 October, Warsaw will turn into the global capital of peace. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have arrived in Poland to spend the next three days on discussions about human rights and key global problems. Over six thousand participants from Poland and abroad have registered to attend the event.

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, held in Central and Eastern Europe for the first time, is guided by the motto "Stand in solidarity for peace - time to act". Piotr Gulczyński, President of the Executive Board of the Lech Wałęsa Institute, emphasises that this year's motto gained a special significance: "Thirty years ago, President Lech Wałęsa was awarded the Nobel Prize for his commitment to the peaceful resolution of the problems faced by Poland. His actions were an expression of the unique sense of solidarity the Polish nation presented in its struggle for freedom and independence. Today, in the age of raging conflicts, the world needs the idea of solidarity as badly as Poland needed it three decades ago."

During the Summit international participants will join the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in a debate on the key issues related to the reduction of global social inequalities. The following Laureates will be participating in the debate sessions: His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV, former President of South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk, Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, Irish peace activists Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, and Muhammad Yunus, originator of the concept of microcredit. The debate will also be attended by representatives of Nobel Peace Prize awarded organisations: Permanent International Peace Bureau, Amnesty International, American Friends for Service Committee, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


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Wojciech Chatys: wojciech.chatys@ilw.home.pl; 48 797-030-584.

Source: Lech Wałęsa Institute