Welcome

Dear PPSSEAWA Sisters,

It is my privilege to invite you to the 22nd PPSEAWA International Conference and 75th Anniversary to be held in Singapore, on 11th May – 19th May 2004. I am looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones in the beautiful Garden City.

The 21st Conference in the Cook Islands truly inspired the power of peace. The 22nd Conference in Singapore aims to encourage us to take the flag of peace and run with it. It is time to make peace our lifestyle and pass it on to others.

Peace is to be shared. What better way to begin than to gather from across the Pacific and Southeast Asia and share our stories, our cultures, our hardships and our victories with one another.

The 22nd Conference is certain to be a time of renewal and awakening to what peace is meant to be. It will also be a time of celebration of who we are, where we have been and where we are going as Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women’s Association.

Singapore has worked hard to prepare a very special and stimulating Conference. Let’s all be there to enjoy it together.

May peace be with you until we meet in Singapore.

HRH Princess Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho
PPSEAWA International President


Dear PPSEAWA sisters,

You are in our thoughts as we recall the memorable days of “Igniting the Power of Peace” at the Cook Islands in the 21st Conference on Rarotonga. We look forward with great excitement to having you with us in the 22nd Conference. We will continue to share and grow the conviction for peace that was ignited in our hearts at our last Conference by adopting the theme, “Sharing a Culture of Peace”.

Our call in the year 2004 is to look at concrete plans and approaches that will strengthen the culture of peace established in many communities and to share insights and paradigms that promote peace. We look forward to taking up the challenge of building structures that will support sustainable peace and synergy.

Some of the questions to be addressed include:

  • How can we develop a culture of peace?
  • What are the educational, economic, social, cultura and governance structures that must be in place?
  • Is there a need for a new paradigm, mindset or orientation?
  • What are our hopes and dreams for a world of peace?
  • How can they be achieved?

These are some of the questions experts from all over the world will address to give us concrete guidelines to propel individuals and organisations to a greater passion in the pursuit of peace.

We believe the conference will mark a momentous turnaround for many in our global community as we share best practices and experiences to inspire the world toward a PEACE that will last.

Dr Shirley Lim
2004 Conference Chair, Singapore