Program Schedule

TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2024

12 30 hrs.
Registration Desk Commences at the Hotel

22 30 hrs.
Registration Desk Concludes

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2024

06 30 hrs.
Tranquil Breakfast
*Delegates who have yet to receive their badges are to collect them at the Hotel Registration Desk at 7.30 AM.

08 00 hrs.
Leave for the United Nations Conference Centre
*Delegate to wear Traditional Costumes

3rd global peace summit
Opening Ceremony

10 15 hrs.
Refresh and Connect Session

11 00 hrs.
Opening Keynote Address
Is Humanity Nearing a Precarious Crossroads on a Global Scale?
Kishore Mahbubani
Former President of the UN Security Council

12 30 hrs.
Harmonious Luncheon

13 15 hrs.
Delegates to be Seated

13 30 hrs.
A Tale of Survival from the Nazi Holocaust
Tova Friedman
A Nazi Holocaust Survivor

15 00 hrs.
Refresh and Connect Session

15 30 hrs.
First They Killed My Father
Loung Ung
A Cambodia Genocide Survivor

17 00 hrs.
Conclusion of Session

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2024

06 30 hrs.
Tranquil Breakfast

08 00 hrs.
Leave for United Nations Conference Centre

08 45 hrs.
Delegates to be Seated

09 00 hrs.

Hope Not Fear
Hassan Akkad
A Filmmaker and Refugee Rights Activist

10 15 hrs.
Refresh and Connect Session

11 00 hrs.
Reigning Blood
Antoinette Mutabazi
A Rwandan Genocide Survivor

12 30 hrs.
Harmonious Luncheon

13 15 hrs.
Delegates to be Seated

13 30 hrs.
A Story of Choice
Zak Ebrahim
A Terrorist’s Son
The Dad who planned the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Attack in the U.S.

15 00 hrs.
Refresh and Connect Session

15 45 hrs.
Child Soldier
Ziggy Chut
Former Child Soldier, the Red Army of South Sudan

17 00 hrs.
Conclusion of Session

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2024

06 30 hrs.
Tranquil Breakfast

08 00 hrs.
Leave for the United Nations Conference Centre

08 45 hrs.
Delegates to be Seated

09 00 hrs.
The Unforgotten Wars
Derek Schwartz
An U.S. Marine who fought in both the Iraq and Afghanistan War, USA

10 15 hrs.
Refresh and Connect Session

11 00 hrs.
Parallel Workshop Session

12 30 hrs.
Harmonious Luncheon

13 15 hrs.
Delegates to be Seated

13 30 hrs.
Empowering Peace Forum
Your Role as a Peace Ambassador

Closing ceremony

15 30 hrs.
My Peace Experience
by 2024 Peace Ambassadors

A Film on Our Peace Journey
3rd Global Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders

17 00 hrs.
Embark on Your Peace Odyssey
Conclusion of 3rd Global Peace Summit

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024

07 00 hrs.
Farewell Breakfast

12 00 hrs.
Check-out from Hotel

Achiraya Wattanakit

Chulaongkorn University, Thailand

One of my greatest reservations about international conferences, in general, is the fact that delegates show up, ready to throw solutions at each other, thinking they each have the best solution to a given international problem. However, the Peace Summit at the UN Conference Centre was unique; what positively surprised me and left a lasting impression on me was the fact that every single delegate at the Peace Summit attended with only the expectation of being exposed to other cultures, learning from others’ experiences, and collaborating on formulating ideas. All the delegates subjected themselves to openness in the best sense and allowed themselves to be immersed in this pot of cosmopolitan ideas.

It was exhilarating to see that all of the almost 400 delegates at the symposium could unite in a common conscience from biologists to psychiatrists to engineers and politicians. At the summit, all the delegates gave humanity priority; it was all about peace-buildings. At the end of the day, we all learnt that the differences across cultures only served as tools to enrich humanity with the ability to find better solutions as opposed to dividing us.

The Peace Summit was an experience that I would not hesitate to shout from the rooftops for all to hear; I highly recommend all eligible and promising young leaders to attend the event. I look forward to staying involved with Humanitarian Affairs and following the initiatives that spring out of the Peace Summit in years to come.