YTN News recently aired coverage of the seminar co-held with GCS International concerning the “31st Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace”, 2 November 2012, on the topic of the “Approaches to the resolution of conflict: role of global civil society in constructing a peaceful community.” Chaired by Secretary General Cho Cheolje, speakers included Yury N. Sayamov, UNESCO chair and professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University; Lakhvinder Singh, president of the Indo-Korea Policy Forum; Tenzi Sherpa, general secretary and chair of TFT for promotion of Nepal abroad; and The Asia Institute’s Emanuel Pastreich. Click here to watch the video excerpt.

The world faces a remarkable number of conflicts today that call for a global effort to bring about a long-term resolution. The Global Common Society (GCS) and The Asia Institute have undertaken a concerted effort to identify effective strategies for engaging a variety of stakeholders through work with NGOs and educational institutions to lay the foundation for long-term engagement. In commemoration of the 31st Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace, GCS and The Asia Institute hold a seminar to discuss how the global civil society create the precedent for a global culture that promotes peace.