Thursday, December 15, 2005


Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) - 15 Disember 2005 - Our world in the 21st century is filled with conflict and violence. The Peace Dividend still remains elusive. Increasing tensions on the world scene, escalating terrorism, religious intolerance, relentless environmental degradation, and the systematic violation of human rights demonstrate now more than ever the need to understand the diverse roots of conflicts, as well as the links between peace and security, poverty and environmental deterioration.

The Perdana Global Peace Forum 2005 organised by Perdana Leadership Foundation at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia intends to provide an international platform for the discussion of current world problems and, through comprehensive discourse, provide ideas to make our world a better and a safer place. The Forum bring together a diverse and select group of current and former heads of state, business leaders, prominent academics, community leaders, other stakeholders and key NGO representatives to collectively brainstorm on the practical way forward to achieve global peace.

The Forum will provide the platform for dialogue, discussion and collaborative action needed to establish visible roles and build new networks to promote peace. Rhetoric and finger pointing will not be the primary focus of the forum. Local peace where this is a matter of urgent need will be highlighted. But serious attention will be paid to the lowering of tension and reduction in the use of force for the settlement of disputes and differences.

Bro. Jufitri Joha, GPTD Chairman attended this forum. Above picture: Dr. Helen Caldicott, the President of Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) USA, while was addressing the paticipants of the forum