Uganda was chosen to host this year’s Global Peace Leadership Conference because of its regional efforts on peace and security
President Yoweri Museveni will on Wednesday be honored with the Global Peace Award 2018 for being at the foreforent of peace efforts in the world.
Museveni will receive award during the 6th Global Peace Leadership Conference that opens Wednesday at Speke Resort in Kampala.
The Global Peace Leadership Conference is an annual event that promotes innovative approaches to peace building. It is organised by the Global Peace Foundation, an international non-profit organisation.
This year’s conference will be held under the theme Moral and Innovative Leadership: New Models for Sustainable Peace and Development.
The public service minister, Wilson Muruli Mukasa, disclosed that six incumbent heads of state and past leaders have confirmed attendance.
Uganda was chosen to host this year’s conference because of its regional efforts on peace and security, the resettlement of refugees and the successful track-record in the fight against HIV/AIDS according to Muruli.
“The conference is intended to position Uganda as a regional and international peace messenger upon which will be a foundation to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council,” he stated.
The conference is expected to draw over 1000 participants. Uganda is hosting the conference after Kenya (2010), USA (2012), Malaysia (2013), Paraguay (2014), and Philippines (2017).
South Korea will next host the global peace meeting in 2019, with the aim of focusing on the unification of Korea and tackling economic imbalances in the world.