The European Center for Peace and Development UN University for Peace, an international educational and research organisation within the UN academic system organized the International Conference “Peace and Democratic Multilateralism” on 27th October 2017 . The ECPD conference was held in Belgrade City Hall, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This year, the Conference was devoted to a topical and specific topic in the scope of which issues crucial to the future of peace and development, as well as those concerning democratic processes as an inevitable factor for the stability of the South East European region and in a broader context.
The Conference was opened by introductionary speeches of H.E. Federico Mayor, President of the ECPD Council (long-standing Director General of UNESCO), the esteemed Dr Ouided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015, H.S.H. Duke Karel Schwarzenberg, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of the Czech Republic, H.E. Erhard Busek, former Austrian Deputy Chancellor and South East Europe Pact for Stability and Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung, founder and a longstanding President of the International Institute for Peace Research, based in Oslo.
Participants of this Conference were numerous renowned savants (academicians, professors, experts and analysts), politicians and diplomats, representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions from Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Tunisia etc.
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