13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates


The 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is taking place in Warsaw, Poland, on 21-23 October. During the Summit, over six thousand international participants will join Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in a debate on key issues related to the reduction of global social inequalities.

The following Nobel Prize Winners will be participating in the planned debate sessions: His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV, former President of South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk, Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, Irish peace activists Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, and Muhammad Yunus, originator of the concept of microcredit.

The debate will also be attended by representatives of Nobel Peace Prize awarded organisations such as the International Peace Bureau (of which Pax Christi International is a member), Amnesty International, Pugwash Conferences, American Friends for Service Committee, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the United Nations and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

On this occasion, non-governmental organizations working for peace and human rights across the world are invited to present their activities at the NGO Village. The theme of the Summit “Stand in Solidarity for Peace – Time to Act” reflects the activities of many peace and human rights oriented organizations which will have the opportunity to share their experiences and present their activities to thousands of guests from all over the world.

Fr. Paul Lansu of the Pax Christi International Secretariat is co-representing the International Peace Bureau (IPB) at the Summit in his capacity as Vice President of the organisation. He will also be representing both IPB and Pax Christi International at the NGO Village.

For more info about the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, see: http://www.nobelforpeace-summits.org/