Our Association, the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, was created in 2006. It is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with its own Board, which is based in Rome and operates on a permanent basis.
The major activity of the Permanent Secretariat is organizing the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, internationally recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students and academics from around the globe since 1999.
The Permanent Secretariat organizes the Summit in different locations across the globe with the support of a number of Nobel Peace Laureates’ foundations and organizations, and in partnership with hosting municipalities and prominent local foundations.
Vadim V. Zagladin, who was also the founder of the PermSec, conceived the Summits, which were promoted by President Mikhail Gorbachev and the former Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.
We are supported by a volunteer-based staff, linked with our own representatives in Italy, France, Germany, Russia, United Sates, Asia and Africa, working together to explore new opportunities in the pursuit of our association’s goals.
Our philosophy and our highly devoted volunteers make it possible to maintain minimal staff and low overheads.