A hugely successful International Peace Conference took place!

The Rotary Club of Londonderry with INCORE [international conflict research institute] held the International Peace Conference in Derry-Londonderry from May 24th – 26th 2013.

Why Did We Go?

Rotarians were part of a historic occasion as we welcomed Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka to Ireland

Foremost Peace Conference in Ireland this year. We listened to how Peace is accomplished throughout the world, how it has been has been achieved and maintained with Roelf Meyer, Juan Jose Ibarretxe, ChouChou Namagabe, John Cullinane.

Hosted by the BBC1’s Sarah Brett, a lively discussion from local panellists included Nuala O’Loan, Gregory Campbell, Eamonn McCann, Alan McBride and Dawn Purvis.

Peace Building Master Classes were held, free to attend and with a comprehensive programme to choose from.

Invitation by President Tanaka Video

Invitation by President Tanaka Video

Watch our Invitation Video by Rotary Intergenerational President Tanaka

The Conference brought academics, political, business, community leaders and peace activists from around the world to venues across the city to explore making, building and embedding peace from a local and international perspective. Read More Here

The International Peace Conference was part of Rotary’s year of Peace through Service. The aim of the Derry~Londonderry Forum is to contribute to Reconciliation, Learning and Full Self Expression for those involved in peacemaking and peacebuilding throughout the world.

Rotary Club of Londonderry

The Rotary Club of Londonderry is a dynamic network of friends actively working on worthwhile community projects that make a difference at home and abroad. We make this difference by contributing our time and experience to make the most of who we are and what we have in the community.

INCORE - international conflict research institute

INCORE is a centre of excellence and the premier research institute in conflict transformation on the island of Ireland, and an associated site of the United Nations University. INCORE’s vision is of a world where divided societies are transformed from conflict to peace. Community Relations Week 2013 May 20 to May 26

“Community Relations Week 2013, takes place from May 20 to May 26, organised by the Community Relations Council, with the theme ‘Expressing Identity – Addressing Division’.Our event is one of over 170 events planned throughout the week making this the biggest event in the community relations calendar.

Recognising the challenge presented by the right to express identity in an increasingly diverse society Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive, Community Relations Council praised the work taking place to address division: “Community Relations Week is our statement of hope for the future, encouraging us to realise that community and voluntary organisations, in partnership with government, can learn the skills necessary to build relationships and bridge division.” A full listing of Community Relations Week events can be found at www.nicrc.org.uk and printed programmes can be obtained from local libraries.”