Sierra Leone and Azeri Media Report on World Peace Summit

Reports of a UPF “World Peace Summit” underway in Seoul. The Sierra Leone Awareness Times reports:

Sierra Leone’s foremost International Elder Statesman, Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, the former President has informed this medium that he will tonight Thursday February 7th 2008, leave Freetown on a whirlwind international trip that is scheduled to take him to a few places around the globe in the month of February.

…Following the overnight hosting of Kabbah by the Moroccan King in Morocco, the next day, President Kabbah will head to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in transit to Seoul, South Korea where he is a Special Invited Guest at the World Peace Summit 2008 hosted by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) from 9th to 13th February 2008. The UPF’s Interreligious & International Federation for World Peace, is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. The theme of the Summit is “Toward a New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance for Peace in the 21st Century” and the former President is expected to deliver a paper to the Summit.

News of the summit also appears in Azeri media; Trend reports:

The Azerbaijani Ombudswoman Elmira Suleymanova intends to call on the international organizations to concentrate their efforts on settling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. She will make the call at the World Peace Summit to take place in Seoul from 9 to 13 February, the Ombudswoman’s administration reported on 2 February.

Suleymanova will inform the participants of the summit of the Armenian aggression, as a result of which over 20% of the Azerbaijani territory was occupied and over a million of Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced persons.

The report – which doesn’t mention the UPF connection – claims that figures from 190 countries will be at the summit.

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One Response

  1. It is difficult to criticize this so-called “World Peace Summit” with its high-minded purpose and distinguished guests. Nevertheless, the fact remains that this summit would not take place were it not for the funding of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and that funding has its origin in highly dubious sources, including the near slave-labor sacrifices made by Moon’s own followers. What is more, Moon himself, as I can attest from having been a Moon follower from 1976 to 1986, regards this summit as nothing more than a means to gain personal credibility and influence among people who have genuine accomplishments to their names. Moon, whose accomplishments are largely imaginery, hopes to buy acclaim and credibility by funding summits like this one. Fortunately, the world’s press will mainly ignore him as in the past.

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