Principal Sponsor

Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace  
The IIFWP was established to build a global network of world leaders dedicated to working together cooperatively for world peace. Through its many initiatives worldwide, the IIFWP promotes a wide range of peace efforts that involve political leaders, religious leaders, academics, the media, NGO leaders, and others. The central aims of the IIFWP include promoting inter-religious and international dialogue, supporting the vision of the United Nations, overcoming barriers that divide people, such as race, religion, culture, and nationality, promoting moral education for youth, strengthening marriages and families, and advancing the ethics of "living for the sake of others." The IIFWP has chapters throughout the world, each with a core of dedicated volunteers working to establish families, societies, and nations of peace. During the year 2000, the IIFWP conducted educational programs in 185 nations. 



University of Bridgeport  
The University of Bridgeport is an independent graduate and undergraduate doctoral intensive institution of higher learning. It has been recognized by US News and World Report as having a larger percentage of international students than any other national American university. Its undergraduate/graduate programs in International Business, World Civilization, Computer Science, Mass Communications, World Religions, International Political Economy and Diplomacy, as well as its doctoral programs in education and complementary medicine and its English Language Institute, contribute to the University's international focus. Strategically situated on the Long Island Sound between Boston and New York, the University's 3,200 students come from throughout the United States as well as from 91 foreign countries. The University of Bridgeport celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2002.


Washington Times Foundation  
The Washington Times Foundation (WTF) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit educational and cultural foundation, located at The Washington Times bulding in Washington, D.C. The WTF collects information and publishes the results of non-partisan research and analysis regarding national and international policy, social, economic, and cultural issues, and it conducts and sponsors forums, lectures, seminars, symposiums, and similar programs, including publicly broadcast programs for radio and television. The WTF also promotes dialogue and communication among rival parties of political, cultural, and religious disputes. Among the aims of the WTF is the improvement and support of journalistic standards with the enhancement of excellent professional skills and the highest moral values. It researches and advances the classic moral values responsible for the development and growth of all great civilizations.


World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations  
WANGO is an international membership organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace, healthy families, and global well-being. WANGO helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems. WANGO has representatives in over 100 nations and has grown to become one of the premier international bodies for NGOs that are committed to the ideals of universal peace, justice, moral principles, and well-being for all humanity. With its global network of NGOs, as well as affiliates drawn from the ranks of businesses and universities, WANGO has taken a leading role in tackling issues of serious global concern. 

Supporting Institutions


World University Federation  
The World University Federation is an international association of colleges and universities and network of scholars. It is dedicated to fostering the creation of a peaceful and prosperous global society by emphasizing the integral education of students not only to be competent professionally but also responsible socially. The World University Federation was inaugurated in February, 1996 when 275 representatives of educational institutions -- presidents, professors, educators, and administrators -- gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay to discuss the vision of a new federation that could promote the education of students to become world leaders in their fields and exemplary citizens in the global community. The Federation currently advances projects that involve the exchange of students, faculty, administrative personnel, and knowledge between all regions of the world.  


Summit Council for World Peace  
The Summit Council for World Peace is a forum for former heads of state, sitting heads of government, and other outstanding, international figures. The Summit Council provides an opportunity for leaders to utilize their wisdom and experience to discuss, develop, and implement initiatives in the service of world peace and the betterment of humanity. Among the themes examined by the Summit Council have been nuclear disarmament, export sanctions and controls, the "new world order," the Middle East, Latin American integration, economic cooperation on the Pacific Rim, terrorism, and economic empowerment for Africa. The Summit Council has been active in issues of Northeast Asian peace and stability and inter-Korean dialogue since 1990 and the Summit Council has hosted meetings to promote dialogue in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization..