The 2018 World Leader Summit of Love and Peace and Ceremony of Ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love, organized by the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), took place at the Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna on October 10; visionary leaders from all fields were invited to exchange views on love and peace, a culture of peace, and global sustainability. The ceremony of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love was also hosted in Vienna for the first time, uniting influential leaders to take actions for a better world; nearly 100 honorable guests from 16 nations attended the event.
The Bell of World Peace and Love rang at the United Nations Headquarters for the first time on Sept. 28, 2018, at the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The event was organized by the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) in cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to encourage all to work together for global sustainability and humanity's collective wellbeing.
Love and peace resonated at the UN on April 5, 2018 as the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) co-organized the World Peace and Love Conference with the Permanent Mission of Kiribati to the UN and Association of World Citizens at Conference Room 11. Honored guests from 32 nations, including representatives from 22 missions to the UN and a consulate general, attended the event, sincerely exchanging their views on love, peace, and sustainable development.
To unite the world for a better future, the 18th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World in 2017 was held in India on November 8-14, and heads of state and government, chief justices, judges, lawyers, and other members of the legal communities from 60 countries arrived in Lucknow, India on Nov. 10 and were warmly welcomed. During the opening ceremony of the event on November 11, in particular, there was a ceremony of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love, hosted by Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL). Six important leaders rang the Bell and made peace wishes, including the vice president of Guyana, a former prime minister of Lesotho, the speaker of the National Assembly of Mauritius, the speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, a former chief minister of Sri Lank’s Sabaragamuwa Province, and a judge of the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.
Situated in the heart of Central Europe, Vienna is the world capital of music and home to many important international organizations. The headquarters of OPEC as well as one of the four UN offices are located here. On October 20, 2017, Vienna became an international city of peace when over 600 honored guests from 35 nations gathered in Wiener Rathaus, the city hall of Vienna, to attend the Flame of Peace’s annual reception. At the event, spectacular cultural exchanges were conducted, and global peace promoters were united to strongly call for world peace.