6th World Peace Forum Held at Tsinghua


On June 24, 2017, the 6th World Peace Forum, themed On Challenges to International Security: Joint Efforts, Responsibility and Reform, was held in Tsinghua University. Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Arken Imibakhi attended and addressed the opening ceremony. Chairman of the Forum Tang Jiaxuan and more than 450 Chinese and foreign guests were present at the forum.


Arken Imirbaki addressing the opening ceremony of the sixth World Peace Forum (WPF)



Former State Councilor and Chairman of the World Peace Forum Tang Jiaxuan delivering a welcoming address


        This is the sixth annual World Peace Forum hosted by Tsinghua University. This year's theme was "On Challenges to International Security: Joint Efforts, Responsibility, and Reform".


Tsinghua University President Qiu Yong hosted the opening ceremony of the World Peace Forum


        The main topics of the forum included Challenges to International Security, International Security in the Trend of Anti-globalization, Regional Security Issues and International Cooperation, and Uncertainties in International Security.


Former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai is delivering an address



Former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd discussed challenges to international security

Former Prime Minister of Thailand,Sathirathai Surakiart is delivering an address

Former Foreign Minister of Iran, Alinaghi Kamal Kharrazi

Former Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Igor S. Ivanov


Executive Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zhang Yesui

Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's National People's Congress, Fu Ying


        Founded in 2012, the World Peace Forum (WPF) is organized by Tsinghua University and co-organized by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA). As the first high-level international security forum initiated by a Chinese institution, the WPF was institutionalized in 2013 as a non-governmental annual summer event, aiming to offer an opportunity for international strategists and think-tank leaders to discuss international security issues and develop constructive approaches to dealing with threats to international security.