Held in Peru after Korea, U.S., India, and other countries

The ASEZ Global Forum was held at the Church of God in Faucett, Peru on October 17 that is about a month before the Talk Concert on confronting climate change. The ASEZ Global Forum is an event where citizens and authorities from various fields gather and discuss the ways to realize the SDGs collaboratively with the ASEZ members as the center. Starting from Pangyo New Town in December 2017, the Church of God has held this event in major cities around the world.

At this global forum held in Peru, more than 700 people, including the Head of National Security Bureau, Supreme Court Justice, corporate executives, university presidents, doctors, ASEZ members, local university students, citizens as well as officials from the United Nations and from the Ministry of Environment of Peru, attended and put their heads together for the future of the world.

General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol delivered a message through a congratulatory video message, “I hope that you will join us in solving common problems of humanity.”

The forum proceeded with lectures by experts from various fields. Amanda Cowl, the Political Affairs Officer at United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean [UNLIREC]; Walter Mendoza de Souza, the professional analyst at United Nations Population Fund; Julio Díaz Zulueta, the Director of Peruvian National Police Directorate for Citizens Security; Duberli Apolinar Rodriguez Tineo, the Supreme Judge of the Judicial Power of Peru; and other key figures analyzed the situations the global village faces from various angles and offered solutions through the presentations based on expertise in environment and law.

Introducing the SAVE Movement focusing on social service, awareness raising, victim relief, and environmental protection, and the Green Campus Cleanup Campaign, which has been carried out with the purpose that “university students should protect the environment, starting from campus,” the ASEZ members encouraged everyone to join together.

“I love seeing the motivation and the energy of young people, which makes me want to find innovative and new solutions to the problems we face as UN officials,” said Amanda Cowl, the Political Affairs Officer at UNLIREC, after the lectures. “The activities of ASEZ will continue to be important not only for now but also for the next generation. I will definitely help in one way or another,” said Dr. Carlos Pau, who attended the forum, supporting the activities of ASEZ.

Over the past year, the ASEZ Global Forum was held in ten countries, including the United States, Argentina, Malaysia, and India, drawing attention and encouraging people from all walks of life to participate in the UN SDGs.

“It is impressive to see you work together and share ideas with one another for the well-being and prosperity of mankind and to end poverty,” said Leni Robredo, the Vice President of the Philippines, in her a congratulatory video message. “I believe that this MOU is not just a simple piece of paper, but rather a medium that connects civil society and government together,” said Julio César Zamora, the Mayor of Tigre in Argentina, showing expectations.