Former Seychelles President invited to round table peace conference


It is confirmed from Seychelles that following Sir James R. Mancham’s attendance of the Forum 2000 Conference in Prague as a guest of the former President of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, on the topic of “Democracy and the Rule of Law,” former Seychelles President Mancham will participate in a round table conference in the city of Cluj, Romania, on the theme of “Multiculturalism” as a guest of the Peace Actions Training and Research Institute of Romania. Cruj is the capital of Transylvania, one of the most touristic cities in Romania.

From Cruj, Mr. Mancham will attend the 7th European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) Conference on “Reconciliation, Tolerance, and Human Security in the Balkans” in Milocer, Montenegro from October 21-22, 2011.

Mr. Mancham, a member of the Academic Council of ECPD, has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony, which will be attended by such personalities as HE Mr. Takehiro Togo, President of the ECPD Council; Professor Negoslav Ostojic, Executive Director of ECPD; HE Mr. Milo Dukanovic, former President and former Prime Minister of Montenegro; HE Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN Secretary-General; HE Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former UN Under-Secretary–General; HE Dr. Erhard Busek, former Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (SEE); and HE Mr. John Maresca, Rector of the University for Peace established by the United Nations in Costa Rica.

In a statement issued from Seychelles, Mr. Mancham said that he will discuss with Mr. Maresca the possible collaboration of the UN University of Peace with the University of Seychelles for a special program on peace education. He says Seychelles could also constitute an ideal venue for a future “peace conference” organized by the University of Peace.

Mr. Mancham leaves Seychelles for Prague on Saturday, October 8.

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