Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

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Welcome Invitation

This is one of a series of six presidential Conferences Rotary International President-elect Ian Riseley is convening during the 2017- 18 Rotary year.

The goal of the Sydney Conference is to bring together academics, political leaders, businesses, community leaders and peace activists to explore building peace, and discuss how we can work together to prevent and resolve conflict from an international and local perspective.

The Conference will focus on economic and community development, as it relates to peace. We will look at the underlying causes of conflict including poverty, disease, lack of water and food security, and the lack of education. The economic cost of conflict within a country and a community will be highlighted.

The local hosts for this conference are Rotary District 9675 and the Rotary Club of Sydney. The Conference will also highlight the areas in which Rotary does its most significant work.

With regards,

Chris McDiven AM
RIPPC 2018 Host Organising Committee Chair

Ian Riseley Invites you to RIPPC 2018

Dear Peacebuilders,

I am pleased to invite you to the great city of Sydney on 17 March to explore the important topic of economic and community development and related local, national, and international peacebuilding opportunities. Hosted by Rotary District 9675, the organizers have planned an outstanding program featuring inspirational speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities to recommit our efforts addressing economic and community development challenges. We’ll discuss the causes of economic instability, the intersection of sound community development and reconciliation, and opportunities to create peace and mitigate conflict through collaborative approaches to service projects. You will leave the conference motivated to expand existing efforts or initiate new ones locally and abroad.

I look forward to joining you in Sydney for the fourth of six peacebuilding events we are holding around the world, as we come together to Make a Difference by discussing challenges and identifying opportunities to address some of the most pressing concerns of modern times.


Ian Riseley President 
Rotary International

Premier of NSW

On behalf of the NSW Government, I am pleased to welcome participants to Sydney for the Rotary International Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018. I would especially like to welcome Rotary International President Ian Riseley.

This Conference is a valuable opportunity for all of you to share you experiences and come together to discuss solutions to issues that contribute to conflict across the globe – such as poverty, disease and poor access to education.

As a Rotarian of many years, I personally know the great work Rotary does for the community, whether it be on a local or international level. I commend the Rotary Club of Sydney for its efforts in bringing this event to NSW.

I hope everyone attending the Rotary International Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018 finds it productive and inspiring.

Gladys Berejiklan MP

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