The second Roundtable Session entitled: “Building a Protective Environment for Civilians during Armed Conflicts” was an important step towards the protection of civilians during armed conflicts. The workshop was held in January 2007, at the Institute for Peace Studies of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, with the initiative of H.E. Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, President of “The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement”, following the first session, which took place in September 2006 in Paris, on the occasion of the Middle East crisis, specifically in Lebanon.
Following an invitation by the First lady of Egypt Suzanne Mubarak, founder and President of the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement, personalities from all over the world were assembled in May 2005 in Cairo for a great and sacred aim: to help the children of Palestine, the victims of violence and war.
The Suzanne Mubarak Womens International Peace Movement launched the first Institute of Peace Studies in the Arab region in February 2006 dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of peace.
Hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Institute serves as the academic arm of the Movement developing training and research programs designed to disseminate practical ideas for peace, including its developmental and environmental aspects.
It also focuses on exploring ways and means of expanding the role of women and the young generation in the process of peace building. In realizing its objectives, the Institute will engage in partnerships,
Prominent personalities were present in the World Economic Forum held in Davos, on the 25th till the 29th of January 2006, such as the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, governmental and non-governmental officials, businessmen, as well as Nobel Peace Prize laureates, writers and artists recruited in the fight for the human rights protection the actress Angelina Jolie, UN Goodwill Ambassador, the musician Bono, who is actively involved in the fight against poverty in Africa, and others.
The aim of the Forum was to put forward the big issues financial and social that concern our planet,
The International Seminar ”Women in the Service of Peace” organized at UNESCO Headquarters on June 2004, on the initiative of H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak and Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, aimed to “highlight the important role that women play in support of peace and the need for them to be recognized as full partners in the processes of decision-making and political negotiations”
The opening of the Jordan River Foundation exhibition entitled Traditional and Contemporary Handicrafts from Jordan was held at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens; a unique and representative sample of the art of weaving and handicrafts : carpets, tapestries, table cloths, drapes etc, which reflect the heritage of one of the oldest civilisations of the Middle East.