PRESS RELEASE: GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE INDABA

logo peace indaba#WeAreHere. Yes we are. With the suspension of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates the decision was taken not to allow the conversation to be silenced in South Africa. The event has been renamed, rebranded and reignited. Now known as the Global Youth Peace Indaba the conversations will most definitely be happening from 13 - 15 October, right here in South Africa!

The co-organisers of the original Youth Summit (from the Albert Schweitzer Institute) have decided to offer a programme now titled the Global Youth Peace Indaba, in partnership with The Chaeli Campaign, and with the support of the FW de Klerk Foundation.

Prof David Ives, Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute: “I have been working with wonderful people on the Gorbachev Foundation Summit Organising Committee and have attended the Summit meetings for the last 10 years. I know that the Summit conference itself has inspired many young people around the world by the example and courage of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to dedicate themselves to a difficult task that changes the way the world works. I was disappointed that the youth of South Africa would not have that same chance and so we hope that our program will attract the attention of many young South Africans who will join us in this Indaba.

This Global Youth Peace Indaba will host 116 students and young professionals from over 15 countries who will still be travelling to Cape Town to attend workshops, network and learn from world-class speakers and one another.

Opening Ceremony: Monday 13 October

Mayor Patricia de Lille, former President FW de Klerk, Prof David Ives and Chaeli Mycroft will officially welcome delegates to this historic Indaba in Cape Town - a testimony to the amazing things that can happen when people pull together to achieve a common goal. This Indaba has been organised in seven working days and we would like to pay special tribute to:

Offers of assistance are still pouring in from various individuals and companies - making this gathering of youth leaders from across the world an opportunity for collaboration by the people of Cape Town - truly a Conference for the People by the People. Delegates from across the globe have a right to expect us to make good on a promise for a youth summit - and the citizens of Cape Town have accepted the responsibility of making it happen. We think Madiba would be proud of us at this time …

Speakers/ presenters:

*Nobel Laureates and individuals representing Nobel Peace Prize Organisations

 

Global Youth Peace Indaba: Partners

City of Cape Town

Albert Schweitzer Institute

The FW de Klerk Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Chaeli Campaign

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Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation on behalf of the Global Youth Peace Indaba

9 October 2014

 

For more information, contact:

Zelda Mycroft, CEO: The Chaeli Campaign

Mobile: 082 700 3729

Phone: 0861 242 354

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Media are welcome to attend for the duration – there will be a group photo opportunity at 10h25 on Day 1 of Indaba

Dates: Monday, 13 October - Wednesday 15 October 2014 (see programme)

Time: 09h00 (arrive at 08h30)

Venue: Southern Sun Cape Sun, Strand Street, Cape Town

 

Media, please send details to:

Megan Dick, Communications Officer: FW de Klerk Foundation

Mobile: 082 432 1335

Phone: 021 930 3622

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