ILC 2022

Contemporary Challenges to Global Order: The Search for Solutions

May 12 – 13, 2022

About The Event

It is with great honor that we invite you to participate, in the International Leadership Conference (ILC 2022) from May 12-13, 2022 organized and sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). The main theme of this conference is: “Contemporary Challenges to the World Order: The Search for Solutions”.

Based on the success of the World Summit 2022 held in Seoul in February this year, and following the 2022 Webinars series and Think Tank Forums, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Africa Region is launching its International Conference Series of Leadership (ILC 2022).

This virtual conference is held in commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of the Holy Wedding of UPF Founders, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012) and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the Mother of Peace. It also aims to promote various initiatives related to the culture of peace, living together and family values guided by the principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and Universal Values.

Since 2020, the world has experienced dramatic new upheavals marked by the rise of the Covid 19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, but also in the areas of geopolitics, global economics, education, media, religion and culture at all levels of society.

While there is reason to despair at the many consequences and damages caused, there is also great potential for the emergence of a wide range of opportunities, new ways of looking at our life together as a global family, with innovative ideas and policies that enhance and accelerate human development.

ILC 2022 will feature webinar sessions that will highlight the work and experiences of experts from UPF Associations and Partners. The ILC 2022 will address the challenges, while promoting realistic and hopeful solutions.


May 12 – 13, 2022

Solutions to World Peace

For the Firm Establishment of a Heavenly Unified World


Mutual respect, cooperation and recognition of our common humanity

Mutual prosperity

Reduction of extreme poverty and commitment to human flourishing

Universal values

The faith-based common ground that we share across boundaries of nationality, religion, culture and race


12 - 13 May, 2022

Forum Opening

Contemporary Challenges to Global Order: The Search for Solutions

Moderator: Amb. Adama Doumbia, UPF Africa Regional President and Regional Coordinator of ISCP Africa

  • Dr. Katherine Rigney, Chairman of UPF Africa Region
  • Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman of UFP International
  • H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, President (2010-2015), Nigeria
  • H.E. Dr. Luc Adolphe Tiao, Prime Minister (2011-2014), Burkina Faso
  • H.E. Paul Biyoghe Mba, Prime Minister (2009-2012) Gabon
  • H.E. Dr. Nevers Mumba, Vice President (2003-2004), Zambia
  • Rev. Bakary Camara, Cheon Eui Won Co-Chair (Senior Leader) Africa Region

Session Two

Parliamentarian and ECOSOC joint Session

Moderator: Hon. Issa Mardo, President of SDGs parliamentarian Commission, MP, Tchad

  • Hon. Dan Burton, U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2013); International Co-Chair, IAPP
  • Rt. Hon. Alban S. Bagbin, Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana
  • H.E. Dr. Eugene Aka Aouele, President of Economic, Social, Environmental and Cultural Council (CESEC)
  • H.E. Dr. Delfim Santiago das Neves, President of the National Assembly of Sao Tome and Principe
  • Rt. Hon. Dr Tulia Ackson, Speaker, National Assembly of Tanzania
  • Honorable Attractor Chisangano, 1st Vice President of the Parliament of Zambia
  • Dr Paterne Zinsou, Vice President, UPF Africa, Regional Coordinator of IAPP Africa

Session Three

Women Leadership Vision and Perspectives for World Peace

Moderator: Mrs. May Sacko Gaye, IAFLP PR and Communication Director

  • H.E. Monica Chakwera, First Lady of Malawi
  • H.E Dr. Patience Jonathan, First Lady of Nigeria (2010-2015)
  • H.E Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa, First Lady of Zambia (2002-2008)
  • H.E. Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, Vice – President (1994–2003), Uganda
  • Hon. Filomena Mendes Gonçalves, Current Government Minister of Presidential Affairs, Spokesperson of the Government, Cape Verde
  • Mrs Susan Kone, IVP WFWP, IAFLP Coordinator

Session Four

Civil Society and Religious Perspectives

Moderator: Rev. George Ogurie, Sub Regional Director West Africa Sub Region and Regional Coordinator of IAPD

  • Imboni Uzwi Lezwe Dr. Radebe, Founder of the Spiritual Home of God, South Africa
  • Cheikh Soufi Bilal Diallo, President of the Sufi Community of Mali, First Vice President of the High Islamic Council of Mali.
  • Rev. Dr. Bellow Adetola, World President of Churches of Celestial Christianity, Togo
  • Dr. Mohammed Marzuq Abubakari, Muslim Leader and Assistant to National Chief Imam of Ghana
  • Prophet Francisco Jorge, Evangelical Hill of Holiness, Mozambique
  • Chief Monk Panasekara, African chief monk of Buddhism, Tanzania

Session Five

Education, Arts and Culture Perspectives for World Peace

Moderator: Dr. Paterne Zinsou, UPF Africa Regional Vice-President and Regional Coordinator of IAPP Africa

  • H.E Henri Djombo, former Minister of State, President of the National Union of Writers and Artists, Congo
  • H.E. Ange N'Koue, former Minister of Tourism and Culture, Benin Republic
  • H.E. Ntumba Panumpakole, Minister of Professional Formation, Arts, and Trade, D.R. Congo
  • Hon. Tahirou BARRY, former Minister of Culture, Art and Tourism, Burkina Faso
  • Rev. Jean-Pierre Kadima, Regional President of FFWPU Africa
  • Dr. Katherine Rigney, Chairman of UPF Africa Region

Universal Peace Federation
International Summit Council for Peace
International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace
Interreligious Association for Peace and Development
International Association for Peace and Economic Development
International Media Association for Peace
International Association of Academicians for Peace
International Association of Arts and Culture for Peace