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Rotary To Hold Global Peace Forum In Honolulu









Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will serve as keynote speaker Jan.26

HONOLULU, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support and inspire Rotary club members, community leaders and youth to work for peace in their daily lives, Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan will hold the second of three Rotary Global Peace Forums in Honolulu (25-27 Jan.).

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will receive the Hawaii Peace Award and deliver the forum's keynote address on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The three-day forum will bring together high-level officials, community leaders and students and alumni of Rotary's Peace Centers program, a peace studies initiative that provides future leaders with the skills and tools needed to resolve conflicts and promote peace. Also in attendance will be approximately 800 Rotary members and other supporters of Rotary's peace efforts from around the world.

"As a member of the first generation to grow up in Japan after World War II, I understand the importance of peace and its connection to our well-being," Tanaka said. "Peace is not something that can only be achieved through agreements, by governments, or through heroic struggles. It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day and in many simple ways."

The Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu is one of three international gatherings to be convened by the global humanitarian service organization to advance peace and understanding throughout the world. The other forum sites include Berlin (30 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2012) and Hiroshima ( 17-18 May 2013). Each host city was heavily impacted by the events of World War II, and now represents the healing power of sustainable peace between nations.

"While these events will take place at historic sites, the main emphasis will be on the future and youth," said Tanaka. "Rotary builds peace and international understanding through education, humanitarian service and connecting with youth. To ensure a lasting legacy in this arena we must engage young people and the new generations to come in a meaningful way and empower them to carry Rotary's peace-building efforts into the future."

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