The conference will run from August 1-3, 2018 at the Commonwealth Resort Hotel Munyonyo. Milton Kambula, the president Global Peace Foundation Uganda Chapter and Peace Service ambassador, says they are awarding Museveni for joining the Global conversation for the unification of Korea.
"We’re awarding the president because he has joined a global conversation for the unification of South and North Korea. In United Nations in September last year, he challenged world leaders allover that who loses if South and North Korea united. To provide a lasting framework for stability in North Korea, to end a nuclear threat of North Korea. Even President Trump looked at this African man and said hey; you’ve got a vision. Our president is one of those few presidents around the world who think global." Kambula said.
"All the way from the 70s when he was still a young man, up to now he’s still a champion of peace. You can see Uganda participating effectively in peace moves in Sudan for instance, in the DRC, in Somalia, in Central African Republic all the way to areas in West Africa like Liberia and Sierra Leone and elsewhere. So he has credible credentials for championing and struggling for peace." said Muruli.
The conference will be held under the theme "Moral and Innovative Leadership (New Models for Sustainable Peace and Development)".
Participants will discuss new ways to bring about peace across the globe. The discussion shall include a whole range of issues from civil and political conflicts, economic instability, women empowerment, innovations and youth development among others.
The conflict will not discuss the peace process in South Sudan or any specific conflicts. Muruli says at the end the conference participants will issue s peace declaration and adopt an action plan for implementation by different stakeholders.
The conference will draw participants including politicians, civil society organisations, religious leaders, youth innovators, women community groups, media, policy makers, and teachers among others.
Expected key speakers include Dr. Amani A. Karume, the former president of Zanzibar, President Yoweri Museveni and the first lady Janet Kataha Museveni, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Salva Kiir from South Sudan and former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Mathew Obasanjo among others.