International Parliament for Safety and Peace

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The International Parliament for Safety and Peace (IPSP), also known as International States Parliament, is an international organization based in Palermo, Sicily, Italy with a moderate activity profile in the pursuit of safety and peace, next to an active profile in the distribution of honors to people and organizations. The organization was founded on 15 December 1975 by the Cypriot archbishop Makarios III to address the increasingly uncertain situation in Cyprus then. Later on the IPSP opened up to the quest for peace everywhere in the world, especially in the Americas and Africa. [cn] Viktor Busá is its current president.

The International Parliament consists of two chambers: The High Chamber with 400 Senators and the Deputies Assembly with 800 Deputies. Senators and Deputies are elected every five years by the supreme Council of Presidents [1]. They may be confirmed for consecutive terms future elections. Every two years the International Parliament organizes the Safety and Peace Conference in the Mediterranean, attended by diplomats and politicians from all over the world. During the conference opening, the President awards the Peace Trophy to the heads of State who distinguished themselves with their peace efforts (see e.g. [1] and [2] ) . The Peace Trophy as much as positions like Vice-President are given to Presidents of Sovereign States in order to involve them into Peace efforts and to oblige them merely by social means to serve Safety and Peace and to be moderate in their political decisions.

The organization has recognized several private unaccredited institutions of higher education, often referred to as diploma mills by their critics and competitors. Among the institutions claiming accreditation or other recognition from IPSP are Akamai University,[2] Rutherford University,[3][4] and Weston Reserve University.[5] Busá is listed with a PhD degree as a special advisor to Rutherford University México.[6] The IPSP has introduced cooperation agreements with governmentally accredited universities such as the United Nations Peace University in Costa Rica [7] and the Cambodian Mekong University.[8]

The organization prides itself in a long list of dignitaries in senator, deputy, and executive positions in global, regional or local chapters. The Dallas Morning News has referred to such a position as bodacious credentials.[9] The IPSP, however, further hands out medals for arts (see [3]) and as mentioned before an annual trophy for the pursuit of peace. The Peace Trophy has been bestowed upon presidents and former presidents world-wide like e.g. Dr. Carlos Saul Menem , then President of the Republic of Argentina , Lansana Conté, President of the Republic of Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo , President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Hugo Chavez Frias, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

As of March 2007, the IPSP enjoys a Royal Protectorate by the Royal House of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.[10]

IPSP has had an external representative in attendance at the 13th meeting of the Technical Committee of the Whole of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Abeba in 1992.[11]

The IPSP also attended via its Department for Natural Protection (D.E.P.N.) the International Colloqium of the United Nations Peace University which took place in Cannes in 1988.[12]

Associated people

The following business and political figures have been associated with the school, either as senators or other officers:

Dr. Eduardo Cuneo de Osorio, Ambassador of American Latin Dr. Miguel Angel Serralta, Deputy & Diplomatic Counsellor

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