MORE than 15,000 peace advocates gathered at the Global Peace Festival held in Clark on December 1-3, 2022.

Participants enjoyed a weekend of informative sessions, insightful discussions, and engaging activities.

Delegates also watched performances by local acts Bini and Autotelic.

Korean pop group Kard also performed at the event.

Joining the festival were Philippine delegates and international multi-sector participants who are peace practitioners and experts, educators, student and youth leaders, religious leaders, civil society leaders, government stakeholders, NGOs, school administrators, and media

representatives.

Carrying the theme, "One Family Under God: A vision for a world of freedom and peace," experts in government, corporate, NGO, and civil society partners address critical issues aiming to develop innovative solutions in key strategic areas, including peacebuilding, youth leadership development, education, volunteerism, and community-driven development.

"To witness the passion of the youth towards peacebuilding is already a huge feat for the

festival," Executive Director Aldrin Nituma said.

The festival also held its Service Learning Programs and the Global Peace Leadership Conference, which had seven different tracks, namely: Transforming Education, Youth Assembly, Women Empowerment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Interfaith, and Peace Building, Peace and Security, and Role of Media.

The event was organized by the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization established in 2009.

The foundation promotes an innovative, values-based approach to promoting peace that is motivated by the idea of "One Family under God."

The organization creates a global network of public and private sector partners to develop community, national, and regional peace-building models that serve as the cornerstone for moral and cohesive societies.

In over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, GPF collaborates with a global network of public and private sector partners to transform education, support youth leadership, strengthen community-based development initiatives, and promote a culture of service and volunteerism.