13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

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Between 21st and 23rd October Warsaw will host the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. It is a great honour for the city because for the first time the Summit will be held in East-Central Europe. The participants will debate on the following topic: ‘Stand in Solidarity for Peace -Time to Act’. Additionally, this year’s Summit coincides with the 30th anniversary of Lech Walesa’s Nobel Peace Prize.

On the occasion of the conference Warsaw Tourist Office prepared two publications. The first one - Warsaw city of free people shows the unique history of the capital and its way to freedom and democracy, while the second brochure Warsaw Top 10 describes the most important tourist attractions. Moreover, multimedia Chopin bench situated in the Palace of Culture and Science will remind that the most famous Polish composer – Fryderyk Chopin supported Poles fighting for independence by his music.   

For three days all participants will debate on the challenges facing global civilization and on the actions to be taken in order to consolidate democracy and peace worldwide. The opening sessions and panel discussions are to be held at the Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science, while the Summit closing will take place at the National Opera Grand Theatre.

About 2.000 people will be able to participate in the events accompanying the Warsaw Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The attendance has already been confirmed by the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan People His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev; former South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk; Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi; the Irish: Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan; as well as the author of the idea of microcredits Muhammad Yunus.

Traditionally during the Summit a Peace Summit Award is presented to individuals from the world of culture and entertainment actively committing to peace and drawing the public opinion’s attention to the challenges of the contemporary world. The ceremony will be held at National Opera Great Theatre.

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