We are pleased to announce the 4th World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development” to be convened on February 1-5, 2017 in Seoul Korea. The World Summit is organized and sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). The primary co-sponsor for the World Summit 2015 is the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation.  The World Summit will also feature the first Global Assembly of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace.

On February 3, all World Summit delegates are invited to attend, as special VIP guests, the Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony, featuring the presentation of a major award to an individual or institution representing the highest ideals and practices that contribute to a sustainable and lasting peace.

A highly selective group of delegates from around the world will be in attendance at the World Summit 2017, including current and former heads of state and government, and a large number of current parliamentarians associated with the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. In addition, there will also be many distinguished religious leaders, women leaders and civil society leaders.  We believe your participation in this important conference will help to fulfill our common objectives.

There is a growing awareness among people throughout the world of the urgent need for innovative vision and bold leadership if we are to resolve the critical issues of our time. With this in mind, the World Summit will bring together world leaders, whose individual and collective experience, wisdom and insight are needed if we are to build a world of mutual understanding, sustainable peace and prosperity for all.

In addition to the high-level sessions of the World Summit, delegates will be offered a wide range of opportunities to meet with high-level officials in Korea, representing the government, academia, and the private sector.

On February 2, 2017, all World Summit participants will be guests of honor at a special Founders’ Celebration program at a spectacular venue in the mountains outside of Seoul.


Dr. Thomas G. Walsh
President, Universal Peace Federation