The Second Summer Peace Summit took place in online format
On June 26, P50 international community hosted a new meeting titled Summer Peace Summit: Global Women for Global Growth. Influential women from 16 countries attended the event. They discussed solutions to the global crisis that became apparent as a result of the pandemic. This year’s Summit took place in online format.
The first Summer Peace Summit took place in Brussels in June 2019. The meeting’s participants included 50 women from 14 countries. The Summit resulted in the formation of the Peace 50 community. It brought together women leaders from different fields of activity sharing common values: humanism, the desire to preserve, and to develop the world harmoniously and sustainably.
The second Summit of P50 was held in online format. However, the new format caused by the pandemic wasn’t an obstacle to productive communication. On the contrary, it expanded the community’s opportunities making it possible to involve even more women willing to take part in the dialogue.
This year’s Summer Peace Summit brought together 100 women from different countries of the world.
Despite the fact that the preparations for the Summit had a rather unusual environment for its organisers, the online event took place at the highest level. The Peace 50 community’s meetings have such a feature as constructive atmosphere imbued with sincerity and involvement in addressing the tasks. It seemed that it was impossible to convey such feelings through the monitor screen. However, the participants of the Summit managed to fill the digital space with their positive energy and emotions.
The dialogue was rich and fruitful. The participants not only outlined the key problems faced by the modern world but also proposed specific ways to solve them.
The key topics of this year’s Summit included overcoming the consequences of the pandemic in the mass consciousness, crisis of the world system of values and senses, consequences of consumerism in society’s consciousness, and combating misinformation. The Summit paid special attention to addressing the acute and complex issue of racism and hatred among people. In addition, the participants discussed new formats of collaboration among countries and women’s role on the path of sustainable development.
10 women leaders from 7 countries have guided the discussions Gülden TÜRKTAN (Turkey), the Founder and the First President of Women 20, Marina VOLYNKINA (Russia), Head of the Global Women Media news agency, Joynicole MARTINEZ (USA), Director of Research & Development at World Women Foundation, Caroline CODSI (Canada), President of Women in Governance, Tatiana MARKOVA (Israel), Co-founder of the Online Academy of English, Carol KINSEY GOMAN (USA), expert in non-verbal communication and leadership presence, Miriam LEITNER and Theresia ROMBERG-FREDE (Germany), co-founders of the Different the Same project about Chinese women, Vanda GAGIANO (RSA), Honorary President of Free State Women Agricultural Union, and Anna WOLF (Germany), analyst at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research Munich.
The Summit’s speakers unanimously emphasized: only soft power based on love and mercy can change the world. Today, it is important for people to realize that the modern society’s problems have a single cause: the loss of values. Civilization is losing values that have been developed throughout thousands of years. Only women having deep kindness and capable of unconditional love are able to harmonize the public space.
Women from different countries spoke the same language: the language of understanding and love for everything that surrounds them. They spoke not only about their own success and experience but also about painful feelings for the fate of the world.
“At the end of the Summit, the participants decided to work out a resolution. The document will be signed by Peace members and sent to the leaders of the countries to draw their attention to existing problems and emphasize the significant contribution that women can make to their solution”, comments Marina Volynkina, co-founder of the Summer Peace Summit. She believes that only by joining efforts and building communication based on understanding and respect for one another it is possible to address major challenges that humanity is facing today.
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The Organising Committee of Peace 50 expresses its gratitude to the administration of the Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies (IGUMO) for organising the broadcast of the Summit. It also thanks the IGUMO team for preparing the event’s website.
The next Summer Peace Summit will be held in Istanbul in June 2021 at the invitation of Gulden Türktan.
Viktoria Yezhova, Global Women Media news agency
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov