The Organizations confirmed for the Summit are American Friends Service Committee; Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet; International Peace Bureau; Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs; Albert Schweitzer Institute; International Campaign to Ban Landmines; Amnesty International; Institute of International Law; Kim Dae-Jung Presidential Library and Museum; International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; United Nations Children's Fund; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; International Labour Organization; Martin Luther King Center; Nelson Mandela Foundation.
He was the 11th President of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairsand member of several other advisory boards of international bodies
In 2016, Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs, an international crisis group, organised a meeting in Qatar's Doha bringing Afghan diplomats, analysts and journalists to the table with the Taliban to discuss how to achieve peace.
He was talking to Secretary General Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs, Prof.
The members of the Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs had engaged the Taliban representatives in Doha, when the strike happened.
The Taliban conditions stated by their chief negotiator Sher Abbas Stanekzai during a Track-II dialogue hosted by Pugwash Conferences
in Qatar include withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, establishment of an Islamic system, release of Taliban prisoners, delisting of Taliban leaders by UN Sanctions Committee including an end to travel ban on them, stopping "poisonous propaganda" against the insurgents, and a formal recognition of Taliban's political office in Doha.
The demands came a day after representatives of the Taliban and former Afghan officials met in Qatar at a conference to resolve the war organized by the Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs, a Nobel peace prize-winning crisis group.
A follow-up to the Qatar meeting organised by Pugwash Conferences
is likely to be held after the end of Ramadan.
He was a member of the Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs, whose founding mission was to eliminate nuclear weapons.
He is currently the President of the Pugwash Conferences
on Science and World Affairs; a member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and several other advisory boards of international bodies.
The Pugwash Conferences
on Sciences and World Affairs said in its statement at the time: "The indefinite postponement of the Helsinki conference would be a very serious setback for all those who are hoping to create a better and more peaceful environment in the Middle East and a de facto reward for all those who have worked to undermine this laudable objective."